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Dsytopian society and Divergent by Veronica Roth
Transcript of Dsytopian society and Divergent by Veronica Roth
Characteristics of A Dystopian Soceity
Citizens are unhappy or brainwashed into being content.
They are not allowed to have feelings towards others.
History is twisted by the ruling power
There may not be enough supplies for everyone (ex. food, water, clothing, etc.)
How does a society become dystopian?
These societies are formed through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral , or totalitarian control. Totalitarian is imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life.
Citzens live in a dehumanized state.
The natural world is distrusted and banised.
this society is an illusion of perfect utopian world.
Everyone conforms to uniform expectations.
Citizens have a fear of the outside world.
They think they are being surveillanced.
information, individual thought and freedom are restricted.
Propaganda controls citizens.
Truth about the world is kept a secret.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Introducing the Novel
ONE CHOICE DECIDES YOUR FRIENDS
ONE CHOICE DEFINES YOUR BELIEFS
ONE CHOICE DETERMINES YOUR LOYALITIES- FOREVER
ONE CHOICE CAN TRANSFORM YOU
What is Dystopia?
A community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is opposite of a Utopia (a perfect society).
Dystopias often focus on a current social, technological, or governmental trend and show us what would happen if this trend were taken way too far.
This allows the dystopian story to make a criticism of a trend in our real world.
Dystopian stories reflect society's insecurities, fears,and anxieties.
Play upon our deepest fears- a loss of life, liberty, and happiness.
Violence (war, crime, bloodsports)
Social Groups (break down of family)
Nature (nuclear war, destruction of planet)
Politics (corrupt government, loss of citizen's freedom)
Economics (poverty, capitalism, state- run economy)
Must wear one piece of blue clothing
It was formed by those who blamed ignorance for the war
Love music, art and games
wear yellow and
Rivals with Candor
They formed Amity in order to have a peaceful society free from conflict and sadness caused by wars
The Honest Lively Debates
Rivals with Amity
Blamed duplicity and deception for human nature's faults.
Wear black and white
Able to read body language to detect lies
Types of Control
controlled by philosophical or religious ideology often enforced through a dictatorship or theocracy
UTOPIA (Perfect World)
Utopia- an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.
In a Utopia, the story is set in an isolated community or country. The community is founded on certain ideals that have to be met. Their world is perfect, and everyone is happy because usually their life is very simple.
A Utopia is the exact opposite of a dystopia society.
Where does Utopia come from?
From the Greek words: "ou" which mean no and "topos" which means no where.
Pefect place which does not exist.
this world has no problems, fears and anxieties.
Everything is perfect and everyone is happy
Why is this important?
The idea of Utopia spawned the concept of a Dystopian society
There is often an illusion of a perfect society covering up how horrible things realy are. Sometimes the story’s oppressors truly believe that they are doing what is right’ but often the illusion of a utopia is merely propaganda menat to keep the citizens under control.
Other in Divergent
About the Author of Divergent
Veronica Roth became interested in writing when she was in the sixth grade. In college, she was supposed to be doing homework, but instead she started writing a story, that later became the New York Times best selling book "Divergent". A year later the sequal to "Divergent" was published. It was titled "Insurgent". After her book became a best selling author.
Forgetting oneself for the sake of others
Formed by those who blamed
selfishness for human nature's faults
Hold Government Jobs
Wear grey clothing
Dystopian and Utopia
Dystopias often start with an illusion of a perfect society, or Utopia. But as the story progresses, the reader and characters both realize that this fictional world is the opposite of perfect.
Neutral with all factions
Black clothing, tattoes, and piercings
Fighting and physical skills
It was formed by those who blame cowardice for all of nature's faults
Have the worst jobs
They are factionless because they failed initiation
No purpose and no reason to live
High percentage of people are factionless
Simulation serum does not affect them
You know when you are in a simunation
Must be kept a secret from others
This story takes place in Dystopian Chicago. A war broke out killing many people. Therefore, it was decided that in harmony they needed to seperate into fractions according to their belief system
The Hob- Sears/Willis Tower
Capture the flag- Navy Pier
The Bean- Millenmum Park
Many buildings are uninhabitable and Lake Michigan has dried up and is not the swamp
A place where the 16 ear old and their families meet. This is where they decide on a faction and the rest of their lives.
Takes place at the Hob
Defintion of Divergent
1. diverging; differing; deviating
2. Pertaining to or causing divergent
3. (of a mathematical expression) HAVING NO FINITE LIMITS.
FACTION BEFORE BLOOD
A small, organized group within a larger one, especially in politics.
Elements of Dystopian Literature
Dystopian Literature is a genre of fiction that deals with the issues in a utopian society leading to chaos in an unstable society.
Literature devices used in Dystpian Literature
Some componets such as author's tone, point of view and mood change as the story passes. This is beacuse the story starts out with a peaceful utopia and then the author begins to add their own thoughts or point of veiw on society and its flaws by dragging them out and creating an unstable society.
Elements that come later in the story
Traits of Dystopian Literature
illusion of happy, perfect, conflict- free world
strict conformity oppression
individuals are no more important than the community
Fear or dislike of outside world
totalitarian system of government
futuristic setting, advanced technology
main character questions society and rebels.
Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Brave New World, Harrison Bergeron, The Handmaid's Tale, DIVERGENT, The Giver
Types of Control
Controlled by technology- through robots, computers and/or scientific means
Types of Control
society is controlled by a mindless bureaucracy through a tangle of red tape, relentless regulations and incompetent government officials
Types of Control
using products, advertising, or media, one or more companies control society
It’s basically an exaggerated “worst-case scenario.”