One of the last things Astor mentions is, “we're compelled to turn the pages as we wonder if rebels and other members of the populace can somehow remake a wretched society into something more positive. We also wonder who will survive and who won't…”(Astor 2012) This again relates to the idea of the unknown, but also talks about how the use of “rebel-like figures” are commonly relevant in dystopian novels, much like The Hunger Games or the Divergent Series. Overall, dystopian novels are extremely common in today’s society of literature and media, so it’s definitely fair to say it’s a genre people really enjoy and look forward to experiencing not only for the story itself, but the lesson it may be teaching to the world.
2. Frank Dietz – Fahrenheit 451 This primary source is an analysis of the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It talks about the actual plot of the book, but also does a critical analysis of the relevance of dystopia within it. Much like my first source, this piece by Dietz uses other dystopian sources like 1984 and Brave New World. Dietz states under his critical analysis, “The most crucial element in the dystopian hero’s process of initiation, however, is the discovery of books that help explain the existence of the dystopian society and offer means to overcome it.” This is an important