Why the Narration Makes Article 5 by Kristen Simmons A Remarkable Dystopia

Article 5 is a lot like The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood due to the fact that both  societies are ran by males and have barbaric ideas when it comes to woman. Article 5 is about a girl named Ember who is taken from her home after officers arrest her mother for violating Article 5 in the governments amendments, stating that children are only considered true citizens if both the mother and father are married. What makes this book a good dystopia is the way the world is seen. Ember knows very little about what happens to lawbreakers until the readers do so they learn more about the messed up society at the same time she does. One example is Ember witnesses what happens when people escape when she receives a fierce beating for trying to escape herself. Most books feature protagonists who know more about the dystopia world than the readers do. Article 5 allows the main character and the readers to learn about the world the book takes place in together.


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