The Pros And Cons Of A Dystopian Society

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When thinking of the future, there are two very different ideologies: one is the positive version, which involves the idea of flying cars and robots. The other is a negative view with extreme governmental control and some form of a dystopian society. Writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., believe that the government is corrupt; consequently, predicting the future as a bureaucratic dystopian society. In Vonnegut’s short story Harrison Bergeron, he focuses on the aspect of equality for all: “The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal… They were equal every which way” (Vonnegut 1). There is equality but at a cost of one’s free will. In addition, for all to be equal, the extraordinary are equipped with handicaps to bring them down to a even
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