Describe the characteristics of a dystopian world:
What effects could a dystopian society have on its citizens?
What are some societal problems in The Hunger Games?
Dystopia is a genre of fiction that explores the potential dangers of a futuristic society. These stories often focus on a conflict between the protagonist and an oppressive government or society. Unresolved societal problems can indicate if a society is actually a dystopia.
Survival of the Fittest: Class Inequality: The Burden of Power:
Themes: The Hunger Games
Do the themes in 'The Hunger Games' indicate unresolved societal problems?
Utopia: A perfect world where everything is ideal. Dystopia: An imagined world or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic. Oppression: Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.
What do you think is the most important factor in creating a dystopia?
- A strict class system
- An oppressive government
- A lack of freedom and personal rights
- A polluted environment
Draw / write: What are some of the potential issues that could arise in a dystopian society?
Draw / write: How could a dystopia be prevented from forming?