Dystopian Novel Analysis

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A dystopia is a fictional society that is the opposite of utopia. It is usually distinguished by an controlling or totalitarian form of government, or some other kind of tyrannical social control. Dystopia has been a frequent theme of popular and literary fiction ever since in the eighteenth century. Evolving not simply as a comeback to fictional utopian concerns, but also as a response to the established or menacing ideals and politics of the writer’s time, the dystopian novel tends to use its make-believe appearance as a front to critique the ideologies under which they’ve been falsified. When it seeks to travel around political and social shortcomings, then, these books don’t tend to be shy about their revolutionary aims. Nasty revelations…show more content…
It is not adequate to show people living in an unpleasant humanity. The society must have similarities to today, of the reader's own knowledge. If the reader can identify the patterns or trends that would lead to the dystopia, it becomes a more involving and effective experience. There is usually a group of people who are not under the absolute control of the state, and in whom the hero of the novel usually puts his or her hope, although he or she still fails to change anything. In 1984 by George Orwell they are the "proles" (short for "proletariat"), in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley they are the people on the reservation and in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, they are the "book people" past the river and outside the city. If demolition is not possible, escape may be, if the dystopia does not control the world. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the main character is successful in fleeing and finding people who have dedicated themselves to memorizing books to preserve them. Lay down in dystopian Chicago, Beatrice Prior lives in a society divided into 5 factions— Abnegation (the selfless; where she and her family belong), Amity (the peaceful), Dauntless (the brave), Candor (the honest), and Erudite (the intelligent). At the age of 16, they are made to receive aptitude tests to determine which faction they fit into. During the annual Choosing Ceremony they can decide between staying with…show more content…
This made her evaluator worry. She was warned not tell anyone what her result was. When it was time for her to choose which faction she wanted to join, much to her parents shock she chose Dauntless over Abnegation. During her stay in Dauntless she changed her name to Tris to settle in the new identity of belonging to another faction. Tris faced meticulous and death-defying training. After all, when your faction means bravery you should be able to face anything. She tried to blend in the background but her ability to get past simulation tests gained her the limelight all the more. Her up-and-coming romance with her elusive trainer named Four also supplement to her troubles. Tensions come up when Tris finds herself in a situation that jeopardized the life of the people she loves. The turn of events will catch us by surprise as Tris struggled with her own identity in a world where trust seems to be as hard to pin down as
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