A Dystopia in the environment of a consumer/product/marketing-culture…
A Dystopia in the environment of a consumer/product/marketing-culture-dominant society.
Organization(flowchart) of my essay
Find the conventions of Dystopian novels that Saunders follows
Explain how the Dystopian conventions help reveal the social problems that Saunders want to criticize for.
Examine the unexpected choices Saunders makes in writing a Dystopian novel.
Explain how those special choices help Saunders' purpose outstanding, how they can impact young people and encourage them to change.
Outside source: Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society.
American in 21st century. Most likely young people/teenagers.
Outside source: The appeal of Dystoipian novels to young adults.
People: Loss of ability of self-expression. Indulgent in the self-satisfaction. Distracted by the illusion commercial advertisements make.
Do not only care about self-satisfaction but learn to love others.
Enjoy real life and real feelings.
Where the conventions of Dystopia are broken. The hope in the Dystopia. The unexpected components.
The boss as a guardian.
Hopeful ending of Jon facing exciting and unknown future.
Aim to encourage.
The disturbing and confusing use of advertisements. Exaggerated and satiric. Create a feeling of imagery/unreal to distinguish from real life.
struggle to escape
Why: pregnancy, baby(symbol of bondings in real life?)
Feels somthing is terribly wrong
Jon finally realized what he really wants. "It was like I was all of the sudden waking up!... we sometimes are like, I am acting like a total dumb-ass!
help the audience recognize the negative aspects of the dystopian world through his perspective.
natural world banished
Jon's peering out of the facility
Amazed by the beauty of nature/real life. Better than the illusion shown in advertisements.
Fear of outside world
Loss of ability of self-expression.
Jon's hesitation about going OUT with Carolyn.
"Privacy Tarp"-- Satire.
Questioning: What's true satisfaction? What are the true meanings of real life?
Illusion of a perfect society
The implanted memory of Jon's mother.