A note on genre

Because Nineteen Eighty-Four is a story in the science-fiction genre, it is even more important than usual to pay close attention the book’s setting. Science-fiction stories typically depict some kind of future scenario - often featuring a future version of our …


Utopia vs dystopia

When analysing the of science-fiction stories, it is first of all useful to know the terms utopia and dystopia.

utopia is a perfect world. A typical utopia may be a society free of suffering, pollution and disease, with freedom and equality enjoyed by all citizens. Literature which describes a utopian society is called utopian literature.

dystopia is the opposite of a utopia. A typical dystopia may be a society plagued by war or famine, with people living in poverty or oppressed by a tyrannical government. Literatur…

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