Utopia/Dystopia Literature Unit
What would be
poster for your
Based on our analysis of propaganda advertisements, use your
dystopian society novel to create a propaganda advertisement
produced by the “government/power.”
What message does the “government” in your novel want to get
across to the people. What are they covering up? What are
they controlling? What sacrifices are the people forced to face?
How can the they put a positive spin on things?
For example: How can the government, in Matched make
people believe it’s ok to kill the elderly? How can the
government, in Divergent, make people choose one fraction or
another? In Hunger Games, why is it ok for the districts to send
two kids to fight to the death? These are just a few obvious
examples from a few of the books.
Dystopian Propaganda Poster Assignment:
You will be graded on the quality of the following ideas:
1. Theme- Determine the theme or central idea of the text, and analyze its
development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the
characters, setting, and plot.
Have you chosen a theme that reflects a social issue in the novel?
2. Slogan- Your slogan needs to creatively address a social issue as well as persuade
us that it’s “best” for the people.
3. Images and symbols- Images and symbols are used to represent the theme of
the novel. Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused,
coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound reasoning, and well-chosen
details. Use images to connect to your novel.
4. Persuasive qualities- Images and words should persuade, through argument,
national loyalty, interest, or emotional quality.
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