Children of Men is a world of chaos for anywhere in the world except Britain, but even there, it was not the greatest of conditions. It was a dystopian society. Every country had been struck with infertility. No children had been born for 18 years. The world had slowly begun to fall apart. Immigrants and refugees, or fugees as they were called in the movie, were going to Britain from surrounding countries. The government wanted nothing to do with these people, and they didn’t want anything to do with the Fishes either. Fishes were people rebelling against the government for what they were doing to the refugees. The refugees were not being transported back to the countries where they came from. The refugees were being killed. The Fishes knew what was happening the people did not.
“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” is a utopian society. Laughter and fun, freedom and beauty. It all comes at a cost. The cost is something being kept in a room, in the basement of a building, because it was different. It is not referred to as male or female, or even as a human being, just as “it”. It was kept in small room, with no way of cl...
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...in the way that in Omelas everyone knows what is being hidden from them. They can see it if they want or are just satisfied to know it is where it is. In Children of Men not many people know of Kee until the end when her baby is born. Nobody has known about Kee except for a select group of people.
Dystopian societies are very run down while Utopias are clean and well taken care of. Children of Men is a dystopian society and the whole world is in chaos while in “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” is a utopia and very lively. In both stories there are secrets being kept and there is someone who is the secret. In Children of Men the drugs that are advertised are suicide drugs and in “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” the people who walk away could be considered committing suicide. The stories had many similarities but they could also not be more different societies.
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