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Transcript of Utopia Dystopia
: A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control.
For notes in journal:
Characteristics of a Dystopian Society
is used to control the citizens of society.
• Information, independent thought, and
figurehead or concept is worshiped
by the citizens of the society.
are perceived to be
• Citizens have a
of the outside world.
• Citizens live in a
to uniform expectations.
Lack of individuality
• The society is an
illusion of a perfect utopian world.
The Dystopian Protagonist
• Often feels trapped and is struggling to escape.
• Questions the existing social and political systems.
• Believes or feels that something is terribly wrong with the society in which he or she lives.
• Helps the audience recognize the negative aspects of the dystopian world through his or her perspective.
Utopia: A place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions.
Describe a utopian community
by bullet pointing your ideas in
Think about education, housing,
entertainment, food, music,
population of people, values,
natural resources, building
design, technology, etc.
You have 3-5 min.
take the bullet pointed list
and share it with the person sitting next to you.
sharing your utopian ideas,
discuss how your utopias are similar
and/or different. 2 min.
, develop a new list of bullet points from
your shared ideas. You are creating a utopia together, so you must agree. Each person should have the same number of ideas on the new list. 5 min.
Can one person make a difference?
Is a "perfect" society possible? Is it something we really want?
Could something intended for the greater good really be bad?
What is the importance of memories to an individual and to a society?
Next, imagine what would happen
if everyone in this classroom had to
agree on what the utopian
community would look like and how it
would operate. What obstacles
would likely come into play?
2 minute WTL in journal:
Blank out at kicking scene and gun scene...