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Distopian

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Alyssa Marshall

on 25 May 2010

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Transcript of Distopian

Distopias By: Alyssa Marshall Animal Farm A Brave New World Idiocracy Themes and Warnings Characteristics Types of Control Distopian Leaders Significance Written by George Orwell and published in 1945, Animal Farm is a satire on equality where barnyard animals are free from their masters and start a revoutions for progress. Summary distopian Leader: Napoleon Themes and warnings: The Societal Tendency Toward Class Stratification, The Danger of the Naive Working Class, The Never-ending Fight for Equality, The Use of Language as an Instrument of the Abuse of Power Significance A satire reflecting the events leading up to and during the Stalin Era, before and during World War II. The pig character Napoleon is based off Josheph Stalin. -The natural world is banished or distrusted.
-Citizens conform to uniform expectations.
-Individuality and dissent are bad.
-The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world.
-Propaganda is used to control the citizents of society.
-Information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted. -A figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society.
-Citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance.
-Citizens have a fear of the outside world.
-Citizens live in a dehumanized state.
Types of Control Summary Written by Aldous Huxley, A Brave New World looks six hundred years into the future, where society has become a happy, healthy, and technology advanced utopia. Humans are mass created and constantly under the influence of sex and drugs, and by eliminating things such as family, culture, art, literature, religion, and other things that bring true happiness, Huxley creates a not-so-perfect world completely void of free will. Distopain Leaders: Themes and Warnings types of control Protagonist Corporate control: One or more large corporations control society through products, advertising, and/or the media. Examples include Minority Report and Running Man. Bureaucratic control: Society is controlled by a mindless bureaucracy through a tangle of red tape, relentless regulations, and incompetent government officials. Examples in film include Brazil. Technological control: Society is controlled by technology—through computers, robots, and/or scientific means. Examples include The Matrix, The Terminator, and I, Robot. Philosophical/religious control: Society is controlled by philosophical or religious ideology often enforced through a dictatorship or theocratic government. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Protagonist: There is no clear central character in the novel, but Napoleon drives and ties most of the action together. Philosophical, Corporate The use of technology to control society, Consumerism, the incompatibility of happiness and truth, the dangers of an all-powerful state characteristics 10 All-powerful dystopian leaders, Use of drugs and physical pleasure to contorl society, Technologically advanced, Complete lack of free will Corporate and Technological John significance Anticipates developments reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society The Controllers Joe Bauers, is judged to be absolutely average in every regard, and has chosen to be one of the two test subjects in a top-secret hibernation program. The subjects are forgotten about and reawoken in 2505, where stupid poepl ehave outbred intelligent people, and he and the other subject, Rita, and by far the smartest people in America. Summary Themes and WArnings: The over population of the unintelligent, the danger of the naïve working class, The dangerous path that America is following
Characteristics fast food restaurants and advertisements rule, all development almost completely destroyed, all water replaced with Gatorade, professional wrestler as president Protagonist Joe Bauers Shows the future of American if it continues on the path that it is following Significance Control Bureaucratic President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Dystopian Leader: Evil or potential evil the author/director sees in society The future destruction of intelligence and free-will by destroying literature, art, culture, and language post-apocalyptic Gain control by removing free-will and destroying individualism and culture Warn and protect society from possible utopian/distopian outcomes show the flaws of utopian/distopian societies
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