J: A Novel Themes & Motifs

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Dystopianism

Dystopianism is an important theme in the novel “J” by Howard Jacobson. 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 they will do whatever is necessary to secure their own ends. On the surface, those with power have the stated goal of helping the people. In reality, they are more likely to harm people than help them.

Dystopianism is brought about through the government’s manipulation and exaggeration of a minor event which involved bloodshed and financial instability into WHAT HAPPENED –a catastrophic event that cost untold thousands of lives, wrecked the country, and required dramatic government response by way of OPERATION ISHMAEL. The government response...

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