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Dystopian Society

The Most Dangerous Game
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Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451
Great Expectations
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Odyssey
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The House on Mango Street
To Kill A Mockingbird

Apply the definition of Dystopian Society to the works studied in class.

Dystopian Society Definition: A futuristic, oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Identify the type of control that exists in Fahrenheit 451.  Identify examples from both films and the novel that match the definition section listed in the first column.  Some are filled in for you. 


Definition                        The Matrix                   I, Robot                                          Fahrenheit 451

                                      Technological control       Technological control        _________ control

Propaganda is used to control the citizens of society


People think it is 1999 and it really is 2199.

Robot Laws:





Information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted.


Fantasy World


Real World



A figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society.




Concept: Fun is Everything.

Citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance.




Mechanical Hound

Citizens have a fear of the outside world.





Citizens live in a dehumanized state.


Human Battery Energy Source



The natural world is banished and distrusted.





Citizens conform to uniform expectations. Individuality and dissent are bad.





The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world.



Robots are helpful and necessary.



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