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    Utopia And Pleasantville

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    portrays a setting, which agrees with the author’s beliefs, often acting as a counterpoint to contrast Utopic values with their own world. The concept of utopia is employed in both Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) and Gary’s Ross’s Pleasantville (1988) to respectively explore humanist values prevalent in their contextual societies. Through the content of Utopia and Pleasantville, issues regarding egalitarianism and individuality essentially provide fresh perspectives that mirror on the author’s respective societies

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    The Giver Utopia

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    civilization- thinking that a utopia is the definition of a the most perfect place to be. However, what people may not realize is that there are great lengths to achieve the type of paradise-like society, and after all is said and done, the utopian society is not actually what is said to be. In the novel The Giver by award winner Lois Lowry, the author explores the idea of one’s perfect world. She garnered information on what people would consider their ‘perfect utopia,’ with the knowledge that such

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    Utopia In The Giver

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    utopian society. Utopia refers to a community which possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities. This kind of society values egalitarian principles in order to sustain a structure and organization which made it often called as an intentional community for it creates an ideal society; that is so nearly perfect it if often portrayed as fiction. The first utopian principle was proposed by Plato – an infamous philosopher. He schemed that citizens in the first forms of utopia were categorized

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    The Giver's Utopia

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    society that strives to be a utopia. A utopia is essentially a is “a place where no one has to make a decision, feel pain or even have a negative thought or a bad memory” (Goepfert). In The Giver their community focuses so intensely on this concept of a peace that they make many sacrifices in their pursuit to obtain it. This includes the loss of emotion, lack of individuality, deceit of the public, and a great burden on a small few. Ultimately the cost of this utopia is too high for this society

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    Utopia In Society

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    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

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    plague the world. In speculative fiction, these worlds are called utopia and dystopia respectively. Utopia attains characteristics of peaceful governance, equality for citizens, a safe environment and education, healthcare and employment. In contrast, dystopia’s characteristics such as a controlling, oppressing government, anarchy or no government, extreme poverty and banning of independent thought. Dystopia’s which are opposite to utopias in speculative fiction, not share any utopian values? As truly

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    Utopia is an ideal world where most of the people are eager to reach. There are several conditions that we can think of to reach the Utopia. The world where all the people have equal rights, the world with no war, the world with stabilized society, the world with no greed and the world in peace. But, can we really reach our ideal world if we meet all these conditions? I would say no. ‘The Giver’ shows exactly how. In the movie ‘The Giver’, citizens all have equal rights without pain, war, poverty

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    Is The Giver A Utopia or Dystopia What would you do if you had a chance to live in a virtually perfect world? A world with no pain, suffering, or hunger? This essay will explain that this “perfect” world might not be what it’s hacked up to be. It might just be a dystopia in disguise. The Giver is a book about just that. It’s based in the future, in a community with a forcefield that “protects” the people inside. I think the society that The Giver is based in is a dystopia, which is a virtually

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    My Ideal Utopia

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    perfections in the eyes of the right beholder a world that is created purely from perfection. This world is called Utopia which is idolized by many dreamers because each individual has the ability to create their own perfect fantasy world that is only unique to themselves. Bending and twisting the world to your liking has its perks like having the world's best economy or healthcare system utopia is the most desired place everyone fantasize to live in.Whether its having the opportunity to leave your old

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    Utopia can be a place be imagined as a dreamscape where everything is perfect. Jonas, a boy who lives in a counterfeit utopia, heads out to discover the truth about his community. Jonas lives in a community where everyone is expected to be the same; therefore, they wear the same bland white clothing. The community is strictly controlled by rules. In this essay I will discuss about a novel called The Giver.My first point is about how The Giver and how their beliefs compare to our world. My next

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    injustice, and philosophy. Along with these short comings, the idea of mans natural lust for a flawless world is heavily depicted in this novel, allowing for analysis just how ludicrous the idea of a perfect world might really be. Voltaire’s use of utopias in Candide, symbolizes mans insatiable hunger for perfection, and their inability to satisfy it. During Candide’s travels with Cacambo, they stumble onto a village preserved from the influence and conquest of the rest of the world. Upon meeting with

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    Does Utopia really exist? Is it really futile? Thomas More’s Utopia has been the literary subject for many intellectuals since ancient times. In the past, people believed perfect world like Utopia can be made by humans. But as times change, a doubtful question about the existence of Utopia arose. We experienced terrible dystopia in real life like Nazism, fascism, communism which we once thought we could enjoy prosperity and happiness from them. Almost all literature featured Utopia which eventually

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    All utopias are dystopias , the term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" could be functional -A.E. Samaan Utopias and dystopias are two sides of the same coin; as beneath every façade of a utopian community , there is a dystopian undercurrent detected . The term Utopia is coined by Plato in his book The Republic (380 BC). Plato 's Utopia represents an ideal society of freedom ,justice and equality (Gerhard 2 ) . In 1516 , the term "Utopia" was used by

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    A utopia has various definitions but the common definition of a utopia is an ideal interpretation of a perfect world or environment. The term utopia was first introduced in a novel created in 1516 by Sir Thomas Moore. The novel explains the attributes of a perfect island. There are various types of social ideas represented in a utopia including economic, ecological, scientific, religious, and technological ideas. Many books that reference utopia’s have cultural and socially dense information pertaining

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    Definitions of utopia and dystopia are various and different by many critics and writers. For instance, utopia is how to organize the society and relationships between people in a perfect way than in writer’s society. In addition, it is thought that utopia is principal category in literature in the twentieth century. Utopia is similar to science fiction because both of them represent unreal world and refer to unique and perfect society (Suvin 34 – 38) there is another definition of utopia which is “Utopia

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    said “All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional.” Which means no matter how good a society might seem and no matter how foolproof it may seem, a perfect society isn’t possible. This would mean that even if a society lifted up the ungifted instead of handicapping the gifted like in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” then the society would still be dystopian because everyone would still not be equal. The definition of utopia is “a

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    A utopia is beautiful and peaceful place or state which is perfect for everybody. What is a utopia for animals? According to the animals in Animal Farm, it is a place where there are no cruel humans killing and using them for their selfish needs. A revolution is the overthrow of a ruler or a system, which results in dramatic changes in society. The rebellion spurred by Old Major results in the overthrow of Mr. Jones, but does it make everything better? In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Old major envisions

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    The Giver Essay The society we live in is far from perfect, but is living in a society like in The Giver really ideal? While appearing a perfect utopia, filled with no worries and no problems, as you read deeper you reveal the true problems and how bad things have to be deep down, to portray a perfect world. Modern day society and The Giver society have many differences including rules, family, and jobs; however, there are still a few similarities between them. When it comes to rules, we practically

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    Disturbing. Unsettling. Those are just a few of the thoughts that I had while reading, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” written by Ursula K. Le Guin. It still seems so far-fetched that such a perfect, utopian society can exist with such a deep dark secret hidden beneath the surface. The secret seems to be the only thing that allows for all the citizens to be able to live in paradise. Is there a right price for paradise? Le Guin starts out by describing the Utopian society. She very graphically

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    (Midday Motivation). He explains that putting trust in a stranger is one of the most common ways in which a utopia is corrupted. Trust is a part of daily lives, so it is not surprising that the concept of trust is a key notion in stories. In the stories The Veldt and The Children’s Story, the authors Bradbury and Clavell, use trust to corrupt someone's utopia and create another's. The ideas of utopia are deepened through the comparisons and contrasts of other symbols and messages in the stories. Similarities

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