Why is itInstantly, obediently, Jonas had dropped his bike on important to obey in a society?its side on the path behind his family’s dwelling. When should we not obey?
AgendaWhat we are DOING IN CLASS: Reading Chap. 2. Dystopia Quick CheckWhat to TURN IN: Night John book Let me see your Grammar PunkWhat the HOMEWORK is: Finish reading the 2nd chapter -- be prepared for a quick check Journal for Thursday
Quick Check Chapter 11. Why was Jonas’s father worried about the newchild he was nurturing?2. Under what two conditions was release from the community not a punishment?3. Why wouldn’t Jonas’s family be allowed to keep the troubled newchild that Father wanted to bring home to stay with the them at night?4. What was the name of the December event that Jonas was worried about?
The antonym of utopiaAn imaginary place where people leaddehumanized and often fearful lives Dystopia
Dystopia in the Making• No one had to go to school?• You could have an iPod in your brain?• Your computer could read your thoughts?• No one had to pay taxes?• Everyone had plastic surgery?• Babies were scientifically created?
Dystopia• A dystopia is the opposite of a utopia and is usually characterized by a totalitarian society.• What does totalitarian mean? • It refers to a society in which nearly every aspect of public and private behavior is regulated by the state.
Characteristics of a dystopian society• A poor standard of living among the lower and middle classes• A protagonist that questions the society• Set in the future, but resembles contemporary society
Dystopian NovelsDystopian novels usually include elements of contemporary societyand are seen as a warning against some modern trend.Writers use them as cautionary tales, in which humankind is put into asociety that may look inviting on the surface but in reality, is anightmare.
Chapter 2 Let’s read Chapter 2 While you read, try to figure out what parts are “utopian” and which parts are “dystopian.”