Comparative essay

Dystopian stories belong to a genre where the writter explores a fictional, undesirable and frightening version of society.

Along with other litterature, dystopian stories share similarities as well as differences. Two well known short stories are Tin Cans, written by Ekaterina Seida and We Ate The Children Last by Yann Martel.

The first dystopian short story is Tin Cans by Ekaterina Sedia is about an impecunious old man who works for the Tunisian Embassy as a nightwatchman in Russia.

As the story continues, the man begins to see apparitions of young women at the Embassy being assaulted, beated and murdered. Later on we understand that old man is being haunted by the ghosts of his past.

The man had worked as a driver for the russian secret police many years ago. The second dystopian short story is called We Ate The Children Last, written by Yann Martel.

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