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  • Young Adult Dystopias | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    1 25 The Giver 1 27 Divergent Laws vs Norms Do you like Tris The Hunger Games Why is The Hunger Games so popular On Dystopian Short Stories and Lenses Why Dystopia 2 22 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas 2 22 Homo Sacer 2 24 Homo Sacer 2 24 2 29 Necropolitics Necropolitics Homo Sacer The Lens and the World What s your story Are they Right The

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/dystopia/young-adult-dystopias/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Posting Instructions | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    What s your story Are they Right The Library of Babel Detropia 3 30 Wikipedia The People v Monstrous Terrorism Surveillance Colonialism and Shooting an Elephant Posting Instructions Dear Class Each student is responsible for one post per week you have the option to post before class Monday or before class Wednesday or both if the topics interest you For your weekly post you have two options you can either

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  • A Clockwork Orange | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    popular On Dystopian Short Stories and Lenses Why Dystopia 2 22 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas 2 22 Homo Sacer 2 24 Homo Sacer 2 24 2 29 Necropolitics Necropolitics Homo Sacer The Lens and the World What s your story Are they Right The Library of Babel Detropia 3 30 Wikipedia The People v Monstrous Terrorism Surveillance Colonialism and Shooting an Elephant A Clockwork Orange Search Recent

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  • What is Good Writing to You? (Topic 1/20) | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas 2 22 Homo Sacer 2 24 Homo Sacer 2 24 2 29 Necropolitics Necropolitics Homo Sacer The Lens and the World What s your story Are they Right The Library of Babel Detropia 3 30 Wikipedia The People v Monstrous Terrorism Surveillance Colonialism and Shooting an Elephant What is Good Writing to You Topic 1 20 What qualities does good not necessarily great

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  • The Giver | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    Opening 1 25 The Giver 1 27 Divergent Laws vs Norms Do you like Tris The Hunger Games Why is The Hunger Games so popular On Dystopian Short Stories and Lenses Why Dystopia 2 22 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas 2 22 Homo Sacer 2 24 Homo Sacer 2 24 2 29 Necropolitics Necropolitics Homo Sacer The Lens and the World What s your story Are they Right

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/dystopia/the-giver/ (2016-04-25)
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  • A Clockwork Orange Revisited ( 1/25) | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    Please feel free to post other questions as pages either about A Clockwork Orange or the Giver or dystopias more generally I will also add a questions about the Giver later in the week 2 thoughts on A Clockwork Orange Revisited 1 25 Jared Martin on January 26 2016 at 6 29 pm said I had never watched this film until entering this class but due to its iconic nature several references had been shown to me at some point before The use of grotesque scenery was very shocking to me coming from a generation of film when guidelines and restrictions try to limit certain areas The juxtaposition of soothing art and imagery with awful violent events was very interesting since it really showed a stark contrast between polar opposites of human behavior This film is definitely touching upon the issues of the younger generation in England however oppressed by the older generation Powerful officials are all too eager to use whatever potential cure to remove crime from the streets of London and a strange turn of events lead to their decisions being seriously questioned A Clockwork Orange at first glance is depicting the story of a young sadistic culture that needs to be removed outright from the world This viewpoint of a young menace does seem to take a turn upon Alex s treatment with the Ludovico technique The second half of the film sheds a somewhat sympathetic light on the character despite the horrible wrongdoings he had committed before It then shows the corruption of those in power ranging from law enforcement to the governing body of England I feel that older generations goad the upcoming youth to choose rebellion through certain rules and systems that naturally challenge younger people and force aggressive tendencies Overall the main point

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  • The Giver’s Opening 1/25 | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    illusion He is weak minded as well when he saw the brutality of war The war cutscene is actually the vietnamese war and Jonas is in the point of view of the American soldier I think the director wants us to know that the Vietnamese War is the deadliest war in history Despite of the dread of war he is still curious about the world In a Clockwork Orange the elderly is viewed as useless drunks when Alex and his droogs were kicking him However the giver the elders are well respected and leaders of the utopia Alex had his feelings controlled Every time he feels violent he feels sick However in The Giver it is the whole population who has their feelings controlled I would say in the Clockwork Orange that the adults win because Alex in the end will be used as a political tool but in the Giver it was the young people who takes the world Reply sarahjaromin on January 26 2016 at 4 29 pm said The world portrayed in the film The Giver immediately sets itself apart from the dystopian film A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange begins with strange and even somewhat disturbing footage of Alex and his droogs which gives viewers an immediate apprehension about their main characters In contrast in The Giver however the voice over tells you about a world in which there is no inequality and everything is fair and equal while showing a nice orderly overhead view of the community where laughing children and citizens can be seen going about their daily lives When viewing the opening scene of this film it makes you wonder what life would be like if everyone was equal and you begin to imagine your life in a community such as this one and while at times it may be black and white there is an overall happiness that can be felt by all members of the community However through the view of the main character you begin to get a much different perspective on the small peaceful community Jonas like Alex in A Clockwork Orange provides grounds on which to question the validity of the supposedly utopian community set forth in each movie Jonas receives memories from the outside world and these memories are filmed in bright colors with beautiful music intended to show those watching that there are things that are missing from a community in which many things needed to be taken away in order to achieve true equality These memories put into question whether people should be willing to sacrifice things such as happiness and joy in order to rid the world of things like inequality and war As the colors begin to overtake the black and white color scheme of the beginning of the movie Jonas makes us see that although the people believe that everyone is equal there is actually no equality in ignorance As the world begins to fill with color Jonas becomes less and less

    Original URL path: http://blogs.brandeis.edu/dystopia/the-givers-opening-125/ (2016-04-25)
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  • The Giver 1/27 | Dystopian Presents/Dystopian Futures
    case in The Giver Jonas is almost never shown at any unflattering or unusual angles to the point where even when he is running for his life from the Community s version of the police he still looks as if he was plucked from the pages of a teen magazine As for the characterization of Jonas and his friends the film is consistent with their being forces for good and progress Anytime one of them makes a decision that cannot be seen as such it is framed as the fault of societal and psychological indoctrination Even to the supposed antagonists The Community Jonas and those on his side are never seen as strictly bad but instead unfortunate casualties for the greater good Reply sshen0829 on January 28 2016 at 7 05 pm said I completely agree with you and your comparison of the ways Jonas and Alex are shot in each film However I feel like we also have to take into consideration the way many contemporary movies are made today In the past with the introduction of color film there seemed to be a focus on portraying a sense of realness and grittiness to the viewer This is best seen in the way that Alex is not always filmed in the most flattering of shots and how the world he inhabits is chaotic and messy The unwavering shots of Alex are also a product of the times before the sudden increase in technology most films liked to do their takes in one long shot On the other hand many of the films today focus on the aesthetic pleasure of the visuals and trying to portray theirs stars as just that stars This is evidenced in the scene you mention where Jonas is on the run through the desert yet is portrayed to be beautiful and frankly not that disheveled and exhausted And with the improvement in editing technology the use of multiple shots stitched together to create one scene is what has become commonplace in most contemporary films However the difference between these two films can also be attributed to the feel that each movie is trying to provide The gritty realness of A Clockwork Orange adds to the corrupted and chaotic feel of the England Burgess and ultimately Kubrick are trying to create for the viewers This directly contrasts the beautiful clean Community that Jonas and his friends live in The environment needs to be immaculate and orderly in order to reflect the perfect harmony the Community has supposedly created after The Ruin And I again I totally agree that the extended and uncomfortable shots of Alex that Kubrick provides the audience definitely adds to the negative air that Alex ultimately gives off while the clean and polished aura that surrounds Jonas encourages the viewer to be sympathetic towards him Reply Alison Ma on February 4 2016 at 10 35 pm said I think from the beginning Jonas and his friends are portrayed as protagonists They are seen

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