1. I have mixed views towards our present situation. Part of me views it as a utopian, hopeful for the future and how our society will behave after all of this has passed. Another part of me fears what is to come and has more of a dystopian viewpoint. I feel the majority of our society right now feels as if we are living in a dystopian time because we fear the unknown. The fact of not knowing when this will end, will it continue to get worse, will the current quarantine they are beginning to enforce help? We don’t know. Ultimately, we can only hope and pray that it will be resolved quickly. If I were to tell this story decades in the future, I believe I would narrate it from my personal viewpoint. How I handled what was thrown at me and how I, personally, grew from what I went through and experienced. I would explain the hardships I had to go through in losing my graduation, senior trip, and many more things. I believe by using first person narration I would be able to better portray what happened. As, ultimately, I know myself and my experiences best.
2. The first dystopian novel that comes to mind that I have always enjoyed since the movies first came out would be The Hunger Games. I know I did it out of order, but I first enjoyed the movies and then read the books. Personally, I enjoyed living it out through the book rather than the movies. I did not understand the deeper meaning that Susanne Collins portrayed in these novels until years down the road, after rereading/rewatching the series multiple times. I loved how Susanne Collins portrayed her story through the dystopian/futuristic style. Specifically, she displays dystopia through the ways in which the government controlled different aspects of society such as their beliefs, jobs, schooling, and ultimately their lifestyle. I enjoyed how Susanne Collins portrayed Katniss Everdeen as the protagonist in the novel. Katniss stood up for what she believed and did what she believed to be the best thing for her, her family, and her district. From the start of the series, up until the very end, she made countless sacrifices for her younger sister, Primrose, who by the end of the series lost her life because of these decisions. This series is a series full of tough decision, love and hate, adventure, and war.