Throughout the entirety of the novel, More conveys a number of different perspectives which influence the ideas that are bought out during the story. However, More countlessly attempts to provide a non-fiction environment to the fiction novel for various reasons.... ... middle of paper ... ...ore. The subsequent critique of England forms a bridge of reliability on Hythloday to successfully transfer the reader’s focus and credibility for book two. More’s Utopia was a defining text which built upon the idealism of a perfect society which claims to rival Plato’s famous book ‘The Republic’. The diverse codes and conventions of the novel were the defining point in identifying and critiquing More’s contemporary England in book one.
While utopian literature portrays ideal worlds, dystopian literature depicts the flaws and failures of imaginative societies. Often these societies are related to utopias, and the dystopian writers have chosen to reveal shortcomings of those social systems previously considered ideal (Booker 10). Many critics rank Aldous Huxely’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four as two model works of dystopian literature (Cushing 521). Both novels ... ... middle of paper ... ...ter with Wendy Cole, “What Ever Happened To Play?” in Time Magazine, April 28, 2001. Available http://www.time.com/time/education/printout/0,8816,107264,00.html.
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Through the dystopian protagonist’s perspective, are we conscious about the negative sides of a dystopian’s political and social beliefs. In the active rebellious actions they take, it has readers/viewers become resonated with their willingness to break free from the norm. This concept of the dystopian protagonist can be applied in our dystopian reality, as we have everyday people in our lives that also have the ideal characteristics of a typical dystopian protagonist. So if dystopian fiction has become our reality, we, fortunately, have some heroes that challenge this dystopian status quo. Take Edward Snowden for example.
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By pointing out the faults of society, improvement is the most likely next step. Citizens should take advantage of utopian literature in order to better future societal conditions (Nelson 104). Because it is impossible to create a perfect society in which everyone’s needs can be met, society must analyze utopias in order to improve their existing environment. Plato’s Republic was the first “true” work considered to be utopian literature. In fact, the Republic influenced almost all later text written on the subject of utopia (Manuel 7).