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What If...? A Brief Introduction to Dystopian Literature and Brave New World

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Transcript of What If...? A Brief Introduction to Dystopian Literature and Brave New World

What if you could change/add/eliminate one aspect of modern American culture/society/policy. What would it be and why? Ex. "I would remove all violence from society because..."
WHAT IF?
What if no one ever got divorced?
What if...
What if no one ever argued about religion?
What if...
What if everyone had equal access to all technology?
What if...
What if all babies were born healthy and
free of diseases or disorders?
What if...
What if there was no more hunger in the world?
What if...
What if there was no overpopulation or shortage of resources?
What if...
April 15, 2013 - BELL RINGER
GOOD
or
BAD?
GOOD
or
BAD?
GOOD
or
BAD?
GOOD
or
BAD?
GOOD
or
BAD?
GOOD
or
BAD?
BRAVE NEW WORLD
by Aldous Huxley
Written in 1931, published in 1932.
Inspired by
utopian
novels and Huxley's visit to the United States.
Unlike
optimistic utopian
novels, "
Brave New World
" was a negative look at the future.
Set in the year
632 A.F.
(
After Ford
), or 2540 A.D.
Focused on "detrimental" aspects of American culture like
mass production
,
youth culture
,
commercialism,

sexual promiscuity
and
selfishness
Also based on the fear of
"Americanization"
in Europe.
Features a number of historical figures, including
Henry Ford
,
Sigmund Freud
,
H.G. Wells
,
Ivan Pavlov
and
William Shakespeare
.
Currently #52 on the
American Library Association
's "
Most Challenged Books
" list.
DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE
DYSTOPIA
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