Similarities Between Dystopia And Anti-Utopia

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Dystopia is a dehumanized society, where its society is presented as utopia. However, the society has been misguided towards a corrupted state. The Greek prefix ‘dys’ is defined as ‘ill’ or ‘bad.’ Therefore, “Dystopia” is known as a “bad community,” where it has developed into a place filled with darkness and poverty. Those who were part of this society were known as the people who lived under the shadow of a totalitarian government. Dystopia and anti-utopia are not similar to one another. Anti-utopia is on the contrary of the utopia, where it is initiated as a place that is the adverse of utopia. Whereas for dystopia, its community is perceived to be a utopian society with its outer appearance, but in some ways, it has become depraved. As…show more content…
Because of the censorship, the government prevents its citizens from reflecting on their own desires. The person who rules the society distinguishes the remaining population as inferior than himself. For instance, in Divergent and The Hunger Games, these pieces contain the idea of having a central city of which controls the other subordinate cities. In The Hunger Games, only the capitol has control over all the other twelve remote districts. For these twelve districts, the government arranges a set of rules for them to participate in the annual hunger games. By allowing these districts to partake in these games, the government takes advantage of this idea as it is their form of entertainment. Another negative component is that the government does not value the individual’s lives as they do not sympathize with anyone outside of their capitol. A person’s passing did not matter to them. Furthermore, a totalitarian government can be seen by the people in Do Androids dream of electric sheep? as well as the people in the book Fahrenheit 451. Those under the totalitarian government were prohibited from thinking on their own. In Fahrenheit 451, the firefighters were the ones to start the fire, to burn the books; this is an example of censorship. In Fahrenheit 451, books are prohibited if the books are found in the house. The firefighter’s mission is to burn the books to ashes because the books contain so much knowledge, which leads people to question and to think. Therefore, it would be difficult for the government to control their society if its citizens are well-knowledged. The government would have a hard time to persuade everyone in acting the way they want them to act. People would be able to think for themselves and do what they want and reason through. The curiosity and hunger for more
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