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During my research presentation, I will be talking what makes dystopias so popular to young adults. There will be discussing five main points that will support my thesis: types of dystopian societies, restrictions as a definition of dystopian societies, the role of young adults in dystopia, the connection between the audience and dystopia literature, and what makes them popular. As you may have known already, every dystopia has some type of control, whether it be by the government, a group of people, or a single person. Identifying the control of a dystopia can make it easier for the reader to understand what is happening in that society. I also want to talk about how the control of a dystopia wants children to behave and why. Why does government control take major risks in order to stay in control? In most dystopias, the main character is usually a young adult in their teens because they are the ones that are mostly affected by the dystopian control. The connection that lies between dystopia literature and young adults is a true definition of patterns that follow through with these young adults. Young adults are revolted by the attitudes and actions that that happen within their societies. They do not find it right that others are smug and bear no feelings towards the injustices and cruelty committed upon human beings. Some people think that dystopian literature would be more appealing to young adults and adolescents merely because it does touch on romantic and platonic relationships. However, a lot of young adults may relate with this as the struggle to transition into adulthood and find one’s identity has been on for the longest time. Base on the events that have occurred in our generation these past couple of years, this makes it easier for authors to have their characters relate to us in the role they play in their community. By reading their books, we gain some type of knowledge of what can happen to us someday and makes us realize that we need to stand up for what is right now than to what when it is too late later on.