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US - 1984 in English 10: 1984

A Libguide of curated information to support the comparison contrast essay assignment in English 10.

Dystopias

In your reading of 1984, you have ventured into the world of dystopian literature.  The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction under its entry for "dystopias" states that "Dystopian images are almost invariably images of future society, pointing fearfully at the way the world is supposedly going in order to provide urgent propaganda for a change in direction."  Dystopian literature is a rich world of reading that had its beginnings in at the turn of the 20th century.  For a brief history of dystopian literature see the link to Andrew Liptak's "A Brief History of Dystopian Literature" in the Kirkus Review.  Browse this page for bits and pieces on just a few of the important titles and critical responses to this genre.

Film Trailer

Young Adult Literature Podcast - NCTE

1984 via Internet Archive

Dystopian Literature

Film version of 1984 released in 1956

Room 101

Links

Orwell

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