How does The City of Ember meet requirements of a dystopia?

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The City of Ember, written by Jeanne DuPrau, illustrates a dystopian society. This is done by DuPrau's use of setting, situations, and character mentality. The setting takes place underground. The power grid and food supply are constantly questioned. The lights flicker and often and blackouts are common. This is dystopic because everyone lives in fear that the power will eventually go out for good. The food supply has dwindled over the years, with certain foods becoming nonexistent. This reduction and loss of food leave characters in fear as well.

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