Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Today, we learned the definition of our final characteristic of dystopia: oppression. The definition of the term is: "prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control." Next class, we will continue to discuss oppression in a more in-depth fashion. As we read, we scanned for quotes demonstrating this concept. We read up to page 145, bringing us to the day of the Hunger Games. Things are beginning to get intense as the games approach and the relationship between Peeta and Katniss grows ever-confusing.
We spent the second half of class organizing the quotes we have collected for each characteristic of dystopia. We placed them all on a graphic organizer (shown above) in Inspiration. We now have a definition of each characteristic of dystopia, as well as a quote demonstrating each within The Hunger Games. This demonstrates that Panem has all seven characteristics of a dystopian society--meaning we have proven that it is one. This graphic organizer will play an essential role in an upcoming project.