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Copy of Utopia vs. Dystopia

exploration of a utopia and its opposite
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Daniel Cohen

on 16 April 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Utopia vs. Dystopia

Utopia Vs. Dystopia Equality Dystopia Utopia Underlying Hope Inequality 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 for events to come. How is this shown in Animal Farm? 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). 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 goverment Comparison of Utopia and Dystopia;
First 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.
Why might it mean this?
Now lets explore this definition of a utopia compared to Dystopia 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 and 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. Can you think of a solid
reason why a utopian
society cannot ever exist? n On a sheet of loose-leaf paper,
answer these questions: 1)What are the five most important objects that you need in your everyday life?

2)What are five objects that you want in your everyday life?

3)Consider three of the top objects you listed above. What would it take for you to give them up for a week?

4)How would your life change if you were never allowed to own or use those objects again?

5)How might someone convince you that you never needed any of the things you listed for the rest of your life?

6)What circumstances might cause you to accept that you were never able to own them or acquire them for the rest of your life?
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