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ENGL 2341: Dystopian Literature as a Genre

Dystopia is an imaginary or fictional society.

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What is Dystopian Literature

Dystopia is an imaginary or fictional society that sees differences among people as bad and outcast consequences as terrifying. The opposite is Utopia a perfect society. 

 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 

[TED-Ed]. (2019, January 22). Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451”? - Iseult Gillespie [Video File]. Retrieved from


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