Dust (Silo Saga) Themes & Motifs

Hugh Howey
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Dystopianism

Dystopianism is an important theme in the novel “Dust” by Hugh Howey. Dystopianism involves a government, organization, association, or company, that exercises tremendous or total power and influence in the lives of everyday people, often denying their human and legal rights in the name of the greater good. Those in power will do whatever it takes to retain power, and will do whatever is necessary to secure their own ends. On the surface, those with power have the stated goal of helping the people, but in reality, they are more likely to harm people than help them. Such is the case with the silo system in the novel.

Originally developed as a way to save humanity against nanoterrorism, the silo system was meant to ensure the redevelopment of the human race in the world after being kept in the silos for generations across five hundred years...

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