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Utopian societies are never perfect and in reality, many fall short of what perfect societies should convey. Many utopian societies conveyed in novels introduce the bright side of the society, but those utopias also contain a disturbing side to their existence. Utopias that are conveyed in novels such as Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” have differences such as their culture, environment, and overall setup, while simultaneously having similarities with their foundations. Many sources support the claim of utopias, such as the short story “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” by Harlan Ellison. Veronica Roth’s book Divergent further expand upon the idea of utopian society where everyone has a certain role in certain …show more content…

The first paragraph of the essay will introduce the topic of utopian societies in their sinister dark side, along with the thesis statement. The second paragraph will cover the similarities of Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” and compare the similarities with the analysis of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver by Hanson Carter and George Orwell’s novel 1984. The third paragraph will cover the differences in culture between Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” The fourth paragraph will cover the differences in environment between Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” The last paragraph will cover the differences in overall setup between Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the …show more content…

To correct and ultimately prevent this problem, all drafts will be peer edited by multiple people to ensure an accurate and comprehendible essay is created. Another problem would be having many specific questions regarding the project. To resolve this issue, all questions will be forwarded to the professor in person to have a clear understanding of project concerns. No compromises will be made with this essay and a well devised final draft will be constructed with quality in mind. This essay will hopefully contribute many interesting elements that can better define Science Fiction. This essay can perhaps prove that any utopia has a dark element to it no matter how it is constructed. Perhaps this essay can prove that a utopia will always be categorized under Science Fiction due to it's supernatural aspects that will most likely never come true. Along with strong evidence and logical points, this essay can possibly clear the confusion associated with Science Fiction and possibly further the understanding of Science Fiction as a

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