The title of my paper is Dystopia and the Real World. The main argument I want to exclaim in my upcoming conference paper is the fact that the current world we live in is a dystopia. I go through the ways in which we defined a dystopia and establish why they are applicable to the real world.
To further my definition of the real world as a dystopia I use articles that explain why and how first world countries are similar to the elite societies and third world countries are relatable to the poor societies, tying in the class system and capitalism. I also include a very interesting article on how drastic and scary situations lead to more dystopic control. This article talks about the Trayvon Martin case and how it changed the laws and what it may lead to.
After establishing how the current world is a dystopia, I compare our real life situations to those we have read and seen in books and movies. I establish how the issues that characters go thorough in the books are similar to our life and how sometimes it’s hard for us to see that based on our personal situations. I show how political and personal background can affect how readers interpret a dystopia and the reaction reader have after reading.
My overall conference paper establishes connections of the real world to dystopias, explaining how our backgrounds, personal and political, effect how we read and react to dystopias and that reaction transitions our world into more of a dystopia. I hope that my paper sparks interest on the effect dystopias can have unintentionally on our lives and the real world and what that means for our future. As a generation that has read a lot of dystopias, and students who have studied dystopias for a long time, I think it’s important to look at the after effect and how to see the signs that a society like that is coming.