A utopian world is only a dream. All government, laws, and people would be equal in such a place. When a utopian world is trying to be achieved, it is often turned into a dystopian one. The ultimate push for perfection, with the help of science, is doomed to failure for the exactly the same reason.
Since the age of Thomas Moore, intellectuals have been fascinated by the idea of an ideal society where all is well and total happiness is readily available to all of its members. Such ideals of a ‘utopia’ continued throughout the centuries until it reached a major pivoting point in the nineteenth century. Historical events such as the Second World War, the Cold War, the emergence of McCarthyism, and the creation of a nuclear bomb left people with a heavily misanthropic view of the world. People started to question the practicality or realistic possibility of a utopian society, thus creating the genre of dystopian literature. (Gerhard, 2012)
“All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional.” ( A.E. Samaan) Dystopia is like North Korea they believe their society has no other option or say in their own lives. Dystopias are based on human misery, a protagonist that questions society, and they serve as warnings to contemporary man. Dystopias are the complete opposite of utopias.
“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way” (Juan Ramon Jimenez). This means that if someone tries to conform you or a society make sure that you stick out and stay different. If they give rules bend them a little. However, this doesn’t mean to become lawless, it simply means to be unique. Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is all about a futuristic society that revolves around technology.
Most of us know the saying, “you can’t please everybody,” but isn’t that what a utopia is? A utopia is a society or way of life that satisfies every citizen within a society: no suffering, no conflict, no disorder, etc. However, the saying is right, there is no way to please absolutely everyone. People have conflicting opinion and disagreements are inevitable. In order to create a perceived utopia, one must take control of the society and satisfy the population, but it would be impossible to please all individuals, many of whom have different wants or needs.
INTRODUCTION “What’s it going to be then, eh?” It is hard to improve upon Anthony Burgess’ classic opening line to his masterpiece. With this bold, taunting question, A Clockwork Orange’s protagonist, 15-year old Alex, opens the door for our descent into a terrifyingly grim world where ultra-violence and apathy pervade a shocking totalitarian society. The book is partly written in a Russian-influenced argot called nadsat which serves to minimize the horror of the violence depicted. It revolves around a devastatingly simple premise; when state authorities seek to reform young criminals like Alex, Burgess asks- what’s the cost?
Make believe societies appearing to be perfect, but under the surface are corrupt and falling apart. An ideal parts, called utopia and the destructive parts, dystopias are known to be imaginative worlds typically, that both relate to each other. Dystopia is a society characterized by human misery as squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding ("dystopia"). Whereas utopia is any real or imaginary society, place or state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal ("utopia"). Utopias have an idyllic world where its citizens live in peace and harmony without any disruptions.
Utopias are perfect societies that are man made, if I were to have a utopia it wold be a place where people could be themselves entirely, where people would be able to express their feeling openly. where love and happiness prospers hatred and evil and the need for power. In my utopia not only would the people be happy but also the earth would be happier. I believe that if the world r or any society is ever to become a utopia it would require a lot of work.
Humankind has always dreamed of a happy, prosperous life and tried to find stable bases of social relations as well as tried to agree on rules of coexistence. Evidence of this can be found in the most ancient sources. One of the first descriptions of fair social life are in the famous works of ancient Greece thinkers (Hamedi Dashti 2014). In the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the question of the optimal social structure was embodied in various social projects.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on the 26th of July 1894 in Surrey, England. He was a writer and a philosopher, one of many accomplished minds in the family. His first years in school were spent at Hillside School in Malvern. There he was taught by his mother until her illness took charge. After that, he went on to attend Eton College.