So I’m alive, since it’s summer so I am spend my holiday watching Teen Wolf, Jane the Virgin, Glee etc. And if you are friend with me on GoodReads, you would know I only read one books and I am sort of in a reading slump. Since I am not reading much, I can’t do book review. But everything would be back on track this week (hopefully), so what I’m posting/writing below is my draft for English presenation and my topic is YA dystopian and Classic dystopian. Since it’s a draft like a really rough daft , there are grammar, spelling error (and I’m too lazy to correct any of those and I just copy and paste the whole draft here so…)
but I think it’s still readable . Can I call this a review cause it’s sort of is a review but it’s not a review (no, this is not make any sense) anyway without further ado; this is my English Presenation on 1984 by George Orwell
Dystopia come from the word ‘Utopia” and the word “Utopia” come from Greek which means no place or good place. Adding “Dys” to “Utopia” created the word “Dystopia”, “dys” meaning bad, combine the two words the word “Dystopia” meaning bad place. Utopia is ideal world, where in an Utopia there are a peaceful government and equality for citizens such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and the Giver by Lois Lowry. Dystopia is world with a controlling government like 1984 by Gerorge Orwell or even in no government suitation like Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A dystopia world could also have a huge income gaps between rich and poor like Districts 1 and Districts 12 in Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, indenpentent thought are banned such as thoughtcrime in 1984
There are main three classic dystopian novel, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and finally 1984 by George Orwell
Dystopian novel can be divide into three different part; the first period would be 1930-1960s, during that time period, the dystopian novel at that time are inspirated by World War 2, communism and fasicm. Dystopia traits are they usually have controlling government/ totalitarian government such as Big Brother from 1984 by George Orwell. Loss of freedom are also one of the dystopia traits at that time. For example 1984 by George Orwell, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
(briefly)The second period would be around 1970-2000s, example at that time would be The Giver by Lois Lowry and V for Vendetta by Alex Moore and David Lloyd
Young Adult also known as YA, YA is a type of fiction targeted for teenage age range from 13 to 21, with a teenage protagonist. YA Dystopian often inspirated by perious genatration dystopian like 1984 and Brave New World, both YA and Classic Dystopian share some type similarities such as both genatration usually have a controlling government such Captioal in Hunger Games and Big Brother in 1984. There are also different between both genatration YA dystopian often set at a post-apocalyptic future such as The Maze Runner by James Dasher. With Classic Dystopia are told in third pov and YA are often told in first pov, not every YA are told in first pov. Gone by Micheal Grant and the Maze Runner by James Dashner are told in third pov. YA dystopian often have female protagonist like Katniss in Hunger Games, Tris in Divergent. Provding the equilatiy in both gender are increasing. In YA dystopian, romance is often one of the important element in the storyline, and love triangle is also popular in YA dystopia novel such as Katniss, Peeta and Gale in the Hunger Games. In most dystopian world there are divided in social classes in 1984 people are divided into Inner Party, Outer Party and the Poles, in Divergent people are divided into Faction: Eudite, Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Abegnation, in Hunger Games people are divided into Districts
Through genatration, dystopian novel change but still they tell us the same thing, dystopian novel can see in two perspective, we can view in as fiction or we can see it as a warning. Orwell wrote 1984 during the year 1948 after World War 2, 1984 could be a warning for us if the world is ruled under totalitarian government, and under the rule of Big Brother. 1984 had passed but the prophecy didn’t. We now live in what we could call as an Utopia world, we can’t predicted the future. And maybe in future the world would become a Dystopia world and there are no Winston Smith or Katniss Everdeen could save us