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Depictions of Dystopia in Brave New World, 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The reality presented in dystopian literature is a backlash against some modern trends and contemporary tendencies in politics. George Orwell in Ninety-Eighty Four portrays the dangers of totalitarian regimes which show no respect for people’s individuality and freedom. Aldous Huxley in Brave New World satirizes consumerism and presents concerns about overuse of scientific research. In contrast, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale depicts different dangers of contemporary world such as sexual harassment, racial and religious discrimination and fundamentalism. The aim of this essay is to present characteristic features of anti-utopias, depict the differences between dystopian societies and portray the destructive influence of the totalitarian systems on the characters.

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Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, English literature
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56446ISRN: LTU-CUPP--07/088--SELocal ID: d36dbba0-4e17-4262-bf17-7c00ff81b27dOAI: diva2:1029833
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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