Due to conditioning and predestination citizens have no true value or purpose in their lives. They are ignorant of everything but themselves and have no interest in anything but serving their own desires. Additionally, they are treated as products and are customized to fit the standards of the new world. Despite the efforts of conditioning and scientific advancements, not all citizens conform to the world states way of life. It is human nature to feel strongly and develop independent views.
In the article The Fine Line Between Utopia and Dystopia, author Zsanelle Morel discusses the utopian and dystopian themes among popular literature. Morel eventually reaches the conclusion that, “Although the idea of a utopian society can be briefly imagined, this society could not sustain itself due to the unpredictable nature of life,” with unpredictability being key. Human lives are not always stable and not every minor event can be foreseen when making decisions affecting an entire society. In an article, Jetse de Vries writes about the contrast between utopias and dystopias. Additionally, de Vries describes other authors’ tendencies to categorize fictional societies as either utopian or dystopian whereas many of them in reality are a combination of both: “a lot of utopias are basically dystopias in disguise:
What if there were no rules in a dystopian community? We live in a world without the overstated rules, without order, without having to be impeccable, but we have freedom an individuality. “Dystopia” is defined as a fictional world where people live under a highly controlled totalitarian system, where individual identity is suppressed and families no longer exist. Rules and orders are negatively portrayed in dystopian societies and are acclaimed to take away the freedom, choice, and individuality. Henceforth, to inhibit the control within the community, the rules should be restricted.
If technology continues to grow it would lead to a device similar to the word processor in this story and the world would be chaotic. Power like that should never be created or be tempered with. Stephen King wanted us to understand how technology with power like the word processor could make someone go insane. People wish to change their past or future and make up for their mistakes, but life shouldn’t be that simple. It should be about learning from those mistakes and leaving your destiny as it is and change the fate to
The Perfect Place The society Lowry depicts in The Giver is a utopian society; a perfect world as envisioned by its creators. It has removed fear, pain, famine, illness, conflict, and hatred, all things that most of people would like to eliminate in today’s society. In this utopian community, major problems are rare, only minor problems such as scraping your knee would happen. Even when this would happen there would be medications sent to them. In Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver, Jonas’s society is considered to be utopian because the society has an overall sense of sameness, organization, and minimal problems.
The Unexpected Encounter with Reality Individuals often have simplistic, innocent idealistic perceptions of the world. However, once they unexpectedly encounter the ruthless, cruel reality, they experience internal conflict with themselves as they attempt to preserve their previous naïve worldviews. Eventually, individuals are forced to accept that innocence is not everlasting and that the brutal truth of reality must be accepted. In the short story “The Blue Bouquet”, Octavio Paz suggests that when individuals experience the unpredictable evil reality, their innocent, idealistic perceptions of the world immediately succumb to reality; as a result, they no longer view the world the same way as their innocence has completely disappeared. During
These three ideals are pounded into the brains of the citizens and they are conditioned so hard to believe in the world state motto. This happens because if one of these ideals fails in their society then there is a potential for the world leaders to be overthrown. Everything in society is done for those in power to stay in power, and for the community to in a sense be idle. The society teaches a sense of community, but it’s a judgemental community where everybody is to be social and go to the same solidarity functions and do the same things or they become an outcast. It is not like a normal community were you socialize with who you please, and participate in functions unique to you.
What is wrong with such kind of world? Lack of individuality, impossibility to express yourself. That is very similar to the dystopia in the short story of Kurt Vonnegut “Harrison Bergeron”. World where no one is better, but everyone is worse cannot be called utopia. Maybe suppressing everyone’s feelings will do the trick, thus no one will try to be different.
Although most Americans lack the answer this question, bias continues to attach people of color because every other culture has been destroyed because of these believes. This type of evidence shows that discrimination was socially constructed, and in reality, includes no kind of logical scientific evidence. There are no differences in men, no species, no races; whiteness only defines social classification and a perfect tool, "subject to expansion, and contraction." Whiteness has ruined the lives of many people, using capitalism to improve the lives of those who are deemed white. Sadly, if people like Bernier, and Hune were stopped from giving the world a false classification of people and science, maybe different, and more positive ideologies would exist for people of color.