Analysis Of Dystopian Society: The Testing By Joelle Charbonneau

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INTRODUCTION “Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it” - Veronica Roth. Dystopian authors often create advanced societies that create either utopian or dystopian communities after a act of evil. They want the reader to feel something about what direction the world is going, by applying hyperbole which is an exaggerated point of view of potential dangers to modern countries. The book “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau is an example of social commentary because it presents a hyperbolized version of an post apocalyptic world that was rebuilt into a utopian society, raises awareness that wars can destroy the world and kill people. She does this in an effective way describing how characters struggle and using powerful language. FIRST MAIN PARAGRAPH The story talks about a destroyed world that was rebuild into a utopian society. It says “Hundreds of thousands people died, but it could have been …show more content…

“Even now I can remember the empty ache of going to bed hungry. ” ( Charbonneau,6). The author raises awareness by how certain characters feel in the book. She uses that to make readers think about the ache of hunger and that people feel that somewhere in the world right now. Through the word choice and great exposure of the characters she makes her statements more powerful. “Wind whistles through the abandoned roads” ( Charbonneau, 149). This quote, by usage of powerful language says that after a nuclear war there is almost nothing left, homes and cities are abandoned and the world is almost empty. This makes the readers think that there will be nothing left, technology will go back a few decades and great people killed. Joelle Charbonneau throughout her entire book raises awareness about how dangerous nuclear fission is when used as a

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