Dystopia in pandemic??

Living in the midst of this Coronavirus pandemic has allowed me to realize some dystopian characteristics. I have noticed a sense of unreality and an increase of government oppression.I believe there is an increase of government oppression because the United States unemployment claimed to soar near 4.4 million people and Continue reading

Dystopian Discrepancies

Within America, we have seen several forms of oppression. The LGBT community, racial minority groups, disabled citizens, and lower class citizens are examples of those who automatically fall victim to the injustices of the society. These groups of citizens are thrown into a dystopian society as soon as their identities Continue reading

How Far Is Too Far: Protective Measures or Privacy Invasion?

A dystopian world, as described by our class, can arguably contain any mixture of criteria, but there are several key features that many (if not all) staples of the genre possess in one form or another. As a consensus, we concluded that generally, a dystopia can be identified by an Continue reading

Snowpiercer Critique

Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans is a suspenseful, action filled film in which we get to witness a bloody revolt against an oppressive class system. The movie displays a dystopian world in which Earth has frozen over, and the extreme cold has exterminated nearly all of humanity. The last few living Continue reading

Dystopian Divergent

Divergent is a film about a 16-year-old named Beatrice Prior who lives in a dystopian version of Chicago. Their society is broken into five factions: Erudite, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. Beatrice, along with all other 16-year-olds in their society take a test to see which faction they will spend Continue reading

Dystopia in The Matrix

In the 1999 film, The Matrix, the birth artificial intelligence led to the downfall of the human race. In efforts to stop technology from taking over, humans manipulated the skies to prevent it from getting any more solar power. The technology found a new source of power, using human bodies Continue reading

Divergent

Divergent is a movie about a dystopian Chicago. The city has broken into five factions: Abnegation(selfless), Amity(peaceful), Candor(honesty), Erudite(intellectual), and Dauntless(brave). These factions each rule important parts of every day life and straying from these set factions is not welcome. The main character,Beatrice Prior (born into Abnegation), undergoes a coming Continue reading

The Hell Labeled “Higher Education”

High School students, with intentions on going to college, complete their senior year in hopes for new beginnings. They hope to learn more about their craft, themselves, make lifetime memories with strangers, gain freedom, and grow (in all senses of the word.) However, no college pamphlet a teenager receives can Continue reading