What's this story called?
November 10, 2011 5:02 PM Subscribe
Please help me find a story i read about 10 years ago.
In a dystopian world, criminals are not locked up, but instead are marked and ordinary people are not allowed to interact with them.
posted by revikim to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It should be quite known, as i read it in a high school literature book. Which means this could've possibly been a chapter of a book, but it worked as a stand alone story.
From what i remember:
In the utopian/(dystopian) world the main character lived in, people who had committed crimes had a mark put on their forehead for a certain amount of time, during which others were not allowed to interact with them. This also happens to the main character. During the time of wearing the mark he's blanked by a doctor when he feels ill, he also at some point tries to contact other people, who ignore him. When he's not wearing the mark anymore, one of those who ignored him before tries to contact him and he ignores that person.
My memory might be a bit off, but does it ring any bells, anyone? I'd really like to read it again. I thought the title must have been something like the Invisibles, but no luck finding it.