Utopia As A Dystopia

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Nobody knows what the world will look like in the future. In fact many people might think that the world is going downhill. The societies that we live in could become cold, pollution filling the air and streets, and people becoming miserable and ignorant. A utopia is, “an ideal place or state” (“utopia”). In reality, utopias become dystopias very quickly. A dystopia is “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding” (“dystopia”). These ideas perfectly describe the society in which the characters in 1984, by George Orwell, live in. Orwell’s purpose of this book was to warn the world to change their ways because people were blindly following leaders like Hitler and Stalin. The characters in 1984 as…show more content…
Within this large group of people there was one person whom everyone worshipped and looked up to, “…their central figure, John Africa” (ultraculture.org). All of the people in this organization thought that he always knew what to do and that he was perfect. The most dominant belief in their group was that society is wrong for supporting the government. “Our work is to show people how rotten and enslaving this system is and that the system is the cause of homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, alcoholism, racism, domestic abuse, AIDS, crime, war, and all the problems of the world…”, showing that they thought the natural world is bad and being destroyed (onamove.com). MOVE was easily convinced that all problems big and small were effects of the government’s work and the people did not care and that the citizens were doing nothing, but supporting it. MOVE may have thought they were living in a utopian society, but to the outside world, it was a…show more content…
Each person in this organization had the same thoughts, information, and beliefs. The MOVE organization was “a group of mostly black, freedom and nature loving activists who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970s to early 80s…” (ultraculture.org). Independent thought was not allowed in this group. If you did not believe in anything they did, you would not be in the organization. There was a specific way each person in the group looked. “Our hair is left the way nature intended, uncombed and uncut. Though we don’t favor using the system’s chemicals, cosmetics, and disposable conveniences, we do spend a good deal of time keeping ourselves and our surroundings clean and tidy. We dress functionally, in clothing that doesn’t interfere with our active lives” (OnAMove.com). These people loved nature and everything in it. They kept their hair however nature wanted it that particular day, usually uncombed and uncut. They also always wore comfortable clothing because of their busy lives. This group of people try to stay away from products that may hurt the environment although they do keep themselves and their home clean and tidy as much as possible. In the eyes of the MOVE organization members, they are living a perfect life, but through the eyes of the society around them their lifestyle is far from
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