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The dystopian society is the worst livable civilization possible. It is the opposite of the utopian society, in that it is literally hell on earth. One such example of the dystopian society is found in George Orwell's novel, Nineteen Eighty-four. The citizens of Oceania are in a lawless world where they can and are brutally punished for the slightest act of rebellion against the Party and Big Brother.

The dystopian society is the theme of many novels, like Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

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