We're writing a big paper in our writing literary criticism class, and I'm going to contrast Anthem by Ayn Rand with Through the Looking Glass and/or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. At first I was thinking about taking a generic approach--maybe trying to argue that Carroll's Wonderland is a dystopia, just as the world in Anthem is a dystopia, but let's be real. I love analyzing language way too much to pass up the opportunity to do so here.
So I'm thinking about writing something about how language controls thought in Anthem as well as in Carroll's works. What do you guys think?