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"How could censorship or governmental control create a Dysto
Transcript of "How could censorship or governmental control create a Dysto
•Science fiction is a genre of fiction revolving around science and technology, usually conveying the dystopian alternative future context, the pessimistic resultant of society. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and Andrew Niccols Gattaca (1997) both explore the values and concerns of human existence.
•Despite the difference in context, Gattaca and Fahrenheit 451 both extrapolate the relationship between man and machine in a metaphorical sense. Both pose similar dystopian concepts of a machine like world.
•Through the use of juxtapoism, satire, film noir, textual devices and symbolism, both artists are able to successfully convey their interpretation on the values and concerns of science and technology.
•The historical context affects both authors. Bradbury had written Fahrenheit 451 in an era affected by ww2, McCarthyism, communism and Nazis burning books, culminating with a significant influence on young Bradbury.
Slide One: Intro
•In this small little essay/presentation I will be explaining to you the question above and giving some examples along the way.
•Examples such as examples from other stories that can relate to the question above and all around giving good research reasoning behind the question before I give the answer.
Slide Two: "Examples From Fahrenheit 451"
•Fahrenheit 451 is considered an example of dystopian societies because the people live in a dehumanized state.
•In Fahrenheit 451 the phoenix symbolizes mankind, The phoenix symbolizes this because the human race puts itself in bad situations, then comeback and corrects the mistakes.
•In Fahrenheit 451 characters such as Montag, Beatty, and Clarisse indicate a dystopian society. For example, “Are you happy?” (Bradbury 10). Montag has never considered happiness. This illustrates a dystopian society because the government is stealing emotion from Montag. Also, Beatty wanted to die” (Bradbury 122). This shows Beatty’s emotions are taken away from society.
•He wants to read books express his thoughts but cannot, these characters demonstrate a dystopian society.
Slide Four: Examples From Real-Life and "The Answer"
•Among them are money, morals, class, and influence, everyone wants a paradise or a utopia.
•Everyone hand in hand. No violence, crimes, illnesses, or corruption. There is only peace, love and happiness. It seems so ideal. It’s almost too good to be true; like something out of a dream.
•First and foremost, they used to burn books, they did that for people not to read them.
•Second, Even though the government makes people believe that they have freedom of choice and that they are in total control of their lives, the dystopian society in ‘Fahrenheit 451‘ resembles the present day world because people have stopped questioning the government mainly due the fact that they have stopped reading which makes them ignorant and their lack of knowledge and their inability to think makes the government’s job easier to control and manipulate them through fear,
•Last, but not least Another reason why the society in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ resembles the current world is the excessive use of technology, television, internet and the lack of empathy and love. People in this dystopian society are ignorant and they have lost their ability to think or to question. The government doesn’t want people to read books because books provoke thoughts and make people think and question. People in general have stopped reading and are losing their ability to think.
Slide Five: Works Cited
•"Utopia Vs. Dystopia" StudyMode.com. 03 2014. 2014. 03 2014 http://www.studymode.com/essays/Utopia-Vs-Dystopia-49506285.html.
•"dystopian societies" StudyMode.com. 01 2014. 2014. 01 2014 http://www.studymode.com/essays/Dystopian-Societies-46842681.html.
•"Farenheit451/Gattaca, Relationship Between Man and Machine" StudyMode.com. 08 2013. 2013. 08 2013 http://www.studymode.com/essays/Farenheit451-Gattaca-Relationship-Between-Man-And-Machine-1875418.html.
•"The Teeming Brain." The Teeming Brain. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
"How could censorship or governmental control create a Dystopian Society?"