Dystopias & Fahrenheit 451 Powerpoint Templates
First things first Satire: Satire is the use of humor, sarcasm, irony, or wit to point out vice or folly to scorn and ridicule in the hopes for change.
So what is a utopia? Utopia: An ideal or visionary place that enjoys legal, political, or social perfection. As SATIRE, utopias are used to criticize our society by comparing it to a superior one that highlights our flaws and weaknesses.
Victory City Practice We’re going to take a look at a fully developed plan for a current utopia to get a better idea how this would work.
OK, so that’s a utopia. But we’re reading a dystopia, right? RIGHT!!
So what is a dystopia? Dystopia: An imaginary, futuristic place where things are as bad as can be- usually characterized by misery, poverty, oppression, and overcrowding. As SATIRE, they exaggerate a current problem by thinking about it in light of the question, “what if this keeps going?”
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
"I wasn't trying to predict the future. I was trying to prevent it." Censorship is the suppression of written or spoken word which may be considered objectionable to the government or as determined by the censor. Conformity is the process by which an individual's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors are influenced by other people. 1920-2012
About the novel • Published in 1953 as a dystopian science fiction novel • Ittells the story of a futuristic world in which books are banned and burned, TV and music are everyone’s drug of choice, and independent thinking is basically illegal.
About the novel While the novel touches on the dangers of censorship, Bradbury was adamant that this was not his focus. The novel is about the dangers of television, he said, and his fears that such mindless entertainment would replace recreational free thinking.
Bradbury claims the novel is about • The potential for technology to replace books, causing us to forget how to think for ourselves • Showing what can happen to people when they stop thinking and questioning, and allow themselves to be controlled.
Bradbury claims the novel is about • Provoking a desire for individualism and a willingness to stand against a destructive crowd • Desiring to know truth as opposed to searching for thrills and the pleasure of escapism. • to make people aware of dangerous trends in society