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Dystopian Narratives Utopia- close cousin/opposite to dystopia In greek translates to, good place but also no place, implicitly recognizes that it is a hypothetical society Dystopia: bad place in greek Dystopia is a subsection of sci fi sci fi focuses on not only the future but also the present it is also often a utopia gone wrong, good intentions gone wrong. Totaliarian : complete control over your life. Privacy doesn’t exist, and the govt controls everything. We would find these things uncomfortable in our society. Utopia turns into dystopia when there is a rise in control, and a decrease in freedom Ex 1: Cameras at fire alarms Ex 2: PatriotAct: Suspected for being a terrorist, gov has more control over what they can do HandMaid’s Tale: the handmaids would rat them out, and then be the ones to kill them  affirmative action -normally high levels of surveillance in a dystopian society -rely on propaganda, the mottos and announcements on the loud speaker -r
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