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Utopia vs. Dystopia

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Caitlin Butler

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Transcript of Utopia vs. Dystopia

Utopia vs. Dystopia Definition of a Utopia Definition of a Dystopia "Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing
highly desirable or perfect qualities. The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. " "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.
Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system." Characteristics of a dystopian society limitation of information, independent thought, freedom, liberty concept being worshipped by citizens constant surveillance fear of outside world dehumanized state uniform expectations --> no individuality illusion of perfect and utopian world Dystopian protagonist often feels trapped and is struggling to escape. questions the existing social and political systems recognizes that something is wrong helps the audience recognizes the negative aspects of the society A community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening Characteristics of a utopian society peace unity equality happiness individuality free of crime, violence, & war Discuss the interpretation
Why is this video showing a Dystopian world? Any further questions?
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