”It’s not so much staying alive, as staying human, that is important” (Winston, in the film 1984)
Dystopia in Literature is a themed work, for English 7, based on Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) & 1984 (George Orwell).
See booklet with full instructions for the theme. (A downloadable booklet with full instructions for the theme will soon be available as pdf)
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We start with the concept of dystopia “an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives” (see the online dictionary Merriam Webster), and introduce the book Farenheit 451.
See the posts,
When reading the book Farenheit 451 be careful to follow the reading instructions.
Download the instructions: Dystopia in Literature__Part 1
For both the of the titles Farenehit 451 and 1984 think about
1) How truth is handled,
2) How literature is regarded and dealt with,
3) How war is described and the functions of war,
4) Hope, if there is hope and in what form and finally
5) In the end, who wins and why?
Taking notes while you read and watch is highly recommended.
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This post was edited and updated 2019-03-18