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Utopia vs. Dystopia
Transcript of Utopia vs. Dystopia
Formatted By: Mr. Adelman
Big, Oppressive Government
General Despair of the People
Equality is always present in a Utopian society. Everyone is equal and there is not conflict
Council for the Greater Good
In a Utopian story, since utopia does not exist in the real world, there is always an underlying message of hope. The citizens feel hope for the future instead of fear for events to come.
In contrast to the selfless Utopic council, a Dystopian society has an oppressive and unfair system of government, where all of the power is in the authority (government). Dystopian governments abuse their power.
In an average Dystopian society, there is a general aura of despair and fear. This is because of the oppressive and unjust rules established by the corrupt government.
Comparison of Utopia and Dystopia;
Let's start with Utopia!
In a Utopian world, there exists a council that is only concerned with the greater good of the people. It is selfless in its purposes and focuses only on bolstering the people.
Utopia, in Greek, literally means "place that does not exist."
Dystopia is a word created directly from Utopia, and as a result it has Utopia's complete opposite meaning.
In general, a Dystopian society holds no equality or fairness. It possesses brutal cruelty and discrimination.
The qualities stated above simply summarize the common Utopia and Dystopia, they do not function to represent every unique Utopia and Dystopia, but generalize every situation. Overall a Utopian world is one that holds an ideal state, and a Dystopian world holds a corrupt and imperfect society.
Think about this ...
People often try to create Utopian societies so they can fix a problem they see in the world.
These Utopias, created with the best of intentions, often turn into Dystopias.
= a perfect world where everyone is treated equally and there are no problems.