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Suzanne Collins put dystopian literature back on the map as a major subgenre of speculative fiction with her Hunger Games trilogy. But what do you read when you set down Mockingjay? Or finish watching the films? What book will fill your need to see someone fighting back against the system?
This creates the dystopia for which the genre is named. I also looked for a least one main character who was born and raised within this society and is fighting the system in some way. Dystopian is also a subgenre that rarely appears on its own, and is often paired with the subgenres dying earth and post-apocalyptic.
Because of the influence of The Hunger Games as well as the long history of dystopian literature we had more than one hundred years of published novels to sort through! Technically, young adult literature in the United States is defined as appropriate for ages twelve and up, but dystopian novels are often darker than average.
There are several titles on the list below that I would not recommend for readers as young as twelve for a variety of reasons. Dystopian literature has never been a light and fluffy genre, and The Hunger Games trilogy is no exception.
Writing a dystopian society ideas to extreme violence, torture, and other adult content, this trilogy may not be appropriate for some teenagers. So you may be surprised to learn that he is the author of what is considered the very first dystopian novel.
The Iron Heel was first published inand it is set in both AD and Because this novel is over a century old, it feels a bit like alternative history when reading it today rather than the near-future fiction it was when it was published.
Best of all, because The Iron Heel is now in the public domain, there are numerous editions available, including free electronic copies.
The country is now run by the ultra-conservative Federal Bureau for Reformation. Protagonist Ember was born out of wedlock sixteen years ago when the US was the democracy we know. Now, her very existence is illegal, and she and her mother are arrested.
With the help of her disillusioned ex-boyfriend Chase, Ember needs to find a way to escape, break her mother out of federal prison, and find a place for them to live in a world that no longer makes sense.
The second book in the series, Breaking Pointwas released in February In a futuristic United States, books themselves have been banned, and firemen are tasked with burning down the houses which are found to contain them.
People find entertainment in shallow television, radio shows, short sound bites of news. While this novel is often mentioned in terms of the dangers of censorship, it was originally written as a critique on a culture that thrives on quick access to partial knowledge as opposed to one that rewards those who dig for deeper meanings.
In addition, there are both a stage play and a movie version of the book. Adult Check out our review of Fahrenheit Beatrice decides to move to a faction which only accepts ten new members every year.
With close to thirty applicants, Beatrice must fight to survive—or find herself left to die on the fringes of society.
But is life in a faction really better than the alternative? Young Adult Check out our reviews of Divergent and Insurgent.
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin This is the only title on this list that is not originally written in English. It also has the distinction of being the second oldest on the list. Originally completed in in the Soviet Union, it was banned by the Soviet Censorship Board before it could be published.
Zamyatin smuggled it out of the country, had it translated to English, and published it in New York in In the distant future, the One State has conquered the world and is building a spaceship to expand off planet.
No one has names anymore, simply a numerical designation. They wear identical uniforms and live in glass buildings which provide no privacy. Everything a person does, right down to whom they sleep with, is controlled by the state.
But can a government truly strip an individual of all expression? Engineer D is about to find out, as several people in his life challenge the system.You can’t write an article on dystopian movies without mentioning utopian ideals.
Many volumes have been written on the human impulse to construct and/or invest in utopian visions – visions that can be either celestial or corporeal in nature. Find this Pin and more on Dystopian Writing Prompts by Excited Educator.
The _____ people only come out at night, you would be considered odd if you came out in the daytime. Doesn't have be 'human' civilization. Daytime Society is very civilised but Nighttime Society is where they "sleep all day and party all night.
I'd belong in the Nighttime society. To write a paper on dystopian societies, you need to first define a dystopian society and then give an example.
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