what is dystopia?
A dystopia is a community or society that is in some way undesirable, frightening or dysfunctional.
The Hunger Games is a modern example of a dystopian society.
Authors use dystopian societies to write about controversial problems that they care about. In dystopian novels or films, human misery is emphasised and is sometimes the intended outcome. Governments restrict freedoms and impose ridiculous laws on the general population.