Similarities Between Uopia And Dystopia

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World in any society has two sides, Utopia which is defined as the perfect world and the peaceful life that is free from any disasters. This word " Utopia " is derived from Greek roots by Sir Thomas More which means "a good place" (More 37). Merriam Webster defined Utopia as "an imaginary place, all life aspects are perfect, as the world suffers from nothing" (Webster 19). while Dystopia is defined as an imagined universe in which the unequal society controls the fancy of an ideal society which are maintained through technological, moral, corporate or totalitarian control " Beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds but we still have the power to change our own" (Condie 75). Both Uopia and Dystopia are opposite terms, one means perfection and the other means that everything is terrible. as many writers, critics and philosophers give different definitions for them, and many books have written about them to show that the society as it is or how it should be. The dystopian stories are regularly stories around survival. Dystopian tales stress the feelings of the frailty of the people in the face of oppression. Merriam Webster also defined dystopia as "a…show more content…
Authors use dystopia as a literary technique to discuss the real issues that might happen in the future. Thus the role of dystopia in literary works is to educate and give awareness to the audience. Dystopias also serve as warnings about the current state of affairs of a government, or of those in power. In dystopian, authors point out the wrong doings in a society or a system – the reason that it is often called a critique. Dystopian literature is often used as a literary tool to extrapolate the elements of contemporary society and function as a warning against a modern trend, often the threat of the oppressive
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