created by Dana
Ostrander and Nancy
Negative utopian literature, or Dystopian
literature, is a powerful form of political satire. The following is
a guide to sites dedicated to three books and authors of Dystopian
literature. You will find analyses of the novels as well as
biographies of the authors. Click on the Guidesheet link at the
bottom of the page, print out the Web page, then use the links below
to guide your expedition.
The Internet Resources
of George Orwell - A picture and
brief description of the life of Orwell.
Metaphor Analysis - This site gives
an overview of several of the metaphors from the book, including
rats, music, and dreams.
Theme Analysis - This is a brief
essay about the historical context and implications of the novel.
In discussing the themes of the work, it raises questions about
the possibility of this Dystopian society actually coming into
Bradbury's Biography - Complete
Summary of Fahrenheit 451 -
Overview of the plot, along with links to character descriptions,
analyses and a sample test.
Aldous Huxley - A brief biography
with a picture.
Summary of Brave New World - This
summary includes links to related topics, such as Neo-Pavlovian
conditioning, and a glossary of terms used in the book.
New World: Theme Analysis - This
analysis goes beyond mere plot summary and looks at the issues
raised in the novel and the different elements that allow Huxley's
imaginary society to function.