10 Facts about Dystopian Literature

Friday, February 24th 2017. | Books


Facts about Dystopian Literature talk about the famous works, which focus on the unpleasant society. It often depicts the repressive society. Today, it is considered as a common literary theme due to the fame of some dystopian novels such as Divergent, The Giver and The Hunger Games. All of them have been filmed and released in the market with amazing reception. Get other facts about dystopian literature below:

Facts about Dystopian Literature 1: the characteristics of dystopian society

The dystopian society depicted in the literature is characterized by the presence of environmental disaster, totalitarian government and dehumanization.

Facts about Dystopian Literature 2: the issues in the dystopian literature

The issues found in the dystopian literature are expanded on the technology, science, psychology, economics, environment, society and politics.

Insurgent

Insurgent

Facts about Dystopian Literature 3: Gregory Claeys

Gregory Claeys tried to compare the real dystopian with the fictional dystopian in his Dystopia: A Natural History.

Facts about Dystopian Literature 4: the society depicted in dystopian literature

The police oppression, public mistrust and mass poverty are common to describe in the dystopian literature.

Prodigy

Prodigy

Facts about Dystopian Literature 5: political warning

The dystopian literature is also seen as a political warming for it tries to explore the elements found in the contemporary society.

Facts about Dystopian Literature 6: the prediction of future society

Yevgeny Zamyatin made a prediction related to the future society in his novel We (1921).  He believed that the future society will be shaped based on the mechanical system and logic. Find facts about Dracula the Book here.

Facts about Dystopian Literature

Facts about Dystopian Literature

Facts about Dystopian Literature 7: George Orwell

George Orwell created a novel about Oceania under the title Nineteen Eighty-Four. He stated that his novel was influenced by Zamyatin’s We. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the propaganda was used to control the entire population.

Facts about Dystopian Literature 8: violence

Violence is also a prevalent theme in dystopian literature. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, violence is in the form of war. The novels like Divergent, The Hunger Games and The Running Man also have violence elaborated by the blood sports.

Divergent

Divergent

Facts about Dystopian Literature 9: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is an example of dystopian literature by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. It focuses on the extreme violence of youth.  The women are depicted as the oppressed ones with no right on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Look at facts about Dorian Gray here.

Facts about Dystopian Literature 10: the notable works

If you are interested to know more about dystopian literature, read the notable works such as Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, and The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

Allegiant

Allegiant

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