Keep Fighting: Critical Dystopia in The Last of Us
thesisposted on 2022-02-14, 20:31 authored by Habiba Abudu
My MRP studies the video game The Last of Us (TLOU) as a critical dystopian text. Four scenes were analyzed using Multimodal Discourse Analysis (MMDA) which looks at images, sounds, and texts. MMDA—in a cohesive way—depicts a dichotomy between city and natural environments. By studying TLOU, I can see the mechanics used to create a dystopian environment to warn about the dangers we face in crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.