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Mrs. Lynch: English 3: Orwell and Dystopia  

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 The list below, in no way, exhausts the books we have regarding any possible "American Dystopias." Listed below are topics and or books representing Mrs. Hannah's ideas--can you think of any other dystopic technologies or situations? To get to more books on our library shelves you can access the online library catalog here.


I.   On Reserve are 5 Orwell criticism books: These books must stay in the library (cannot be checked out) for use by both of Mrs. Lynch's classes. 


II.  Reference Books to consult are Contemporary Literary Criticism:  First, use a volume that has an index and search the author index for Orwell to find out which volumes contain articles regarding 1984 and the author. Then go to the volumes and you will find full chapters on Orwell. These books may be checked out at Recess on February 14th.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

III. Topics to Consider: Technology in Society, Genetic Engineering, Energy Supply or Resource Control, The Internet, Technology and/or Information Revolutions, Media as Control (Media Violence), Civil Liberties, The Patriot Act, Economic Collapse, Have's vs. Have-nots, Cults (mind control), Censorship, Pharmaceutical industry, Food Industry Issues (Oprah vs. Beef Industry) or Organic vs. Genetic altering of food, etc. 


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