Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are considered examples of dystopian societies because the people live in a dehumanized state. The people in Chrysalids live in a dehumanized state because the people of Waknuk classify the things that are not in the image of God as deviations or mutants. If something is done that is blasphemous, the people who did the blasphemy have to pray. For example, when Harriet wants to switch her baby with her sister’s baby, Joseph says, “So there has been a Ddeviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is a blasphemy–no less.
You have produced a defilement. ”(74) To classify someone as a mutant because in your mind they are not in the image of God is dehumanizing. The society of Chrysalids is also dehumanizing because since they refer to David’s group as chrysalids which is a cocoon; a stage of a bug’s life. To classify someone as a mutant just because in your mind they are not in the image of God is dehumanizing because everything on earth is in the image of God. In The Hunger Games, the people also live in a dehumanized state because the capital cityCapitol has control over all the districts.
As entertainment, the Capitol has forces one girl and one boy from the twelve districts to, fight to the death in an arena that is controlled by the game makers. Fighting to the death is dehumanizing because the Capitol does not think of them as children fighting to the death but rather as entertainment. Fahrenheit 451 is an example of a dehumanized society. because aA lot of the things that make people human have been taken away. The books being burnt have made people unable to think for themselves. People are discouraged to speak about their emotions and have conversations because books have been banned.
People dehumanizing each other is a symptom of a dystopian society. Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are dystopian societies as they have many examples of dehumanization. Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are examples of dystopian societies since they have societies that restrict are dystopian societies because information and freedom are restricted. The people in Chrysalids have their freedom restricted. because tThey are not allowed to speak out against Waknuk’s religion. After the group was is discovered, Sally and Katherine were are taken in and Rosalind, David, and Petra had to flee to
the fringesFringes, “‘David,’ she was telling me, ‘we must get away at once– just as soon as you can. ”. (124-125). If the people are classified as mutants they are sent to the Fringes were theyand are not allowed to return to Waknuk. . The people’s freedom is restricted because if someone does speak out you are either banished or killed. The people in The Hunger Games have their freedom is restricted because by the Capitol. has the The people in the districts all are locked up in their district by electric fences.
The fences keep the people from talking to other districts. Also, ifIf they try to escape and are found they are taken to the Capitol and their tongue is removed. All the things that each district produces go to the Capitol. The districts get very little and have no choice but to give up their food. The people in Fahrenheit 451 have their information restricted because by not allowing people are not allowed to have or read books. If people are found to have books, the firemen come and burn down the house with and the books within it.
When Montag has is discovered to have books in his house, he is called in by his wife calls the fire department and he has is forced to burn it his house down himself. , “ “Ready,” Montag snapped the safety catch on the flame thrower. “Fire! ” A great nuzzling gout of fire leapt out to lap at the books and knock them against the wall. ” (116) The people’s information is restricted because of the firemen by burning the books which then the information in the books are is no longer available. When information and freedom are restricted, a society becomes a dystopian society.
Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are dystopian societies as information and freedom are being restricted. Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are examples of dystopian societies because the people are under constant surveillance. In the Chrysalids, the people are under constant surveillance by the Inspector and Joseph Strorm. Joseph is really involved in the religion. He fought the inspector about Great horses; “‘A horse that size is not right– you know that unofficially, as well as I do, and there’ is no getting away from it. ”(38) Joseph Strorm wants all mutants and deviations destroyed.
The people in The Hunger Games are under constant surveillance because the Capitol does not want another uprising. The Capital has Peacekeepers in all the districts to make sure the people are doing what they are supposed to be doing. Another way the people are under constant surveillance is when the tributes are in the arena. that The the game makers had trackers inserted into all of the tributes’ arms. The people of Fahrenheit 451 are under constant surveillance by the firemen and the people around them. The Firemen are watching people to see if they have books.
The people who suspect that someone has a book calls the fire department and tells them the address. For example a women’s neighbor called in and the phone read, “Hhave reason to suspect attic; 11 No. Elm, City. E. B. ”(36) In Fahrenheit 451 everyone is watching each other to see if they can turn in their neighbors in and get the books and the house burned to ashes. When people are under constant surveillance the society is becoming a dystopian society that. Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are dystopian societies as the people in the books are under constant surveillance.