Date of Award

5-2019

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

English: English Studies: M.A.

Department

English

College

College of Liberal Arts

First Advisor

Constance Perry

Second Advisor

Sharon Cogdill

Third Advisor

Michael Dando

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

This paper explores three dystopian novels: Fahrenheit 451 (1950) by Ray Bradbury, The Circle (2013) by Dave Eggers, and Tell the Machine Goodnight (2018) by Katie Williams to bring to light how dystopian novels foreshadow technological control over people. The novels and characters within the texts are analyzed to show how each author warns readers in distinctive ways about the dangers of allowing technology to consume their lives. Additionally, this paper also investigates how a secondary education teacher could go about teaching their students these lessons, after exploring the novels in this study.

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