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Week #1- ENGL3303

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Monique Winfield

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Dystopian Literature

Monique Winfield, M.A.
The central message or idea
Ray Bradbury
Dystopian Literature

Utopia
A place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect
Politics, laws, customs, and conditions.

Dystopia
A futuristic, imagined universe with oppressive societal control, often established in pursuit of perfection

Themes
Destructive Nature of Technological Dependence
Dangers of Censorship
Knowledge Vs. Ignorance
Happiness Vs. Truth
Dangers of Unbridled Consumerism
Religion's role in developing moral guidelines
Alienation
Innate desire for instant gratification

The Pedestrian
1951
55.7% t.v. ownership
1954 to 83.2 % four years later
Corporate Control
Government Control
Characteristics
The Mechanical Hound
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