Culminating Project Title
Using Literature to Teach about Technology and Social Manipulation in Society
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: English Studies: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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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.
Croteau, Ashley, "Using Literature to Teach about Technology and Social Manipulation in Society" (2019). Culminating Projects in English. 153.