Let's start with a dictionary definition of dystopia. The following comes from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
An imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives.
That is a fairly broad definition, but various dystopian stories tend to have a few similar traits. The following list of traits isn't exhaustive, but it will help to relate quotes from the book to dystopian characteristics. First of all, information, freedom, and/or independent thought are often restricted or illegal in dystopias. Secondly, methods of surveillance are usually used to constantly monitor and control the population. Lastly, in many dystopias,...
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