Dystopian Literature Terms Grades 6-7
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A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.
A place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions.
biased or misleading information used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or problems.
the state of having the same status, rights, and opportunities.
the group of people living together in a more or less ordered community.
when the reader/viewer knows more than the character in the story
when someone says the opposite of what they mean
when the opposite, or almost opposite, of what one would expect to happen happens
the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
a person or entity/organization who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary.
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power
the author's message or lesson regarding an important topic
when someone wants or needs something, but something or someone is in the way
an act of resistance against a government or authority in power
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