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2.en.9 Unveiling dystopias

We have been describing and discussing different vision of the future. As you already know depending on the way we picture it we can talk of Utopias or Dystopias.

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Have a look at the list of features below. What type of society do they describe? utopian or dystopian?

Characteristics of Utopias & Dystopias



One of the most famous dystopian novels is Nineteen Eighty-Four which was written by George Orwell. In the year 1984, Apple, a company that produced computers, launched a new model of personal computer called 1984 Macintosh.

In the commercial they created to advertise this new computer they used some of the images contained in the book.

  • How would you describe the workers depicted in the commercial?
  • How does the runner compare to the workers?
  • How do these characters display dystopian characteristics?
  • What type of dystopian controls are used in the society depicted in the commercial?
  • What characteristics of a dystopian society are present in the commercial?
  • How are setting and characterization used to show that the protagonist in this commercial is trapped by this society and is trying to escape?
  • What is the protagonist in conflict with in the commercial?
  • What is the symbolic meaning of the protagonist’s action of throwing the hammer and destroying the screen?
  • What negative aspects of the dystopian world in the video are highlighted through the actions of the protagonist?
  • What comment or criticism is being made about our society through this dystopia?

Now click on the image below and use the “1984” Macintosh Analysis Tool for a more detailed analysis:


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