What is a Dystopia?

According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of dystopia is: an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dystopia In class we further discussed and dissected this definition and pondered if it was sufficient enough to cover the whole aspect of a dystopia and its characteristics. In… Continue reading

We Need To Talk About “Dystopia”

The term “dystopia” brings about various images in one’s mind of the negative variety. The visualizations include terror, a placid or restricted society and some forms of oppression. Despite the similarities in connotations of the term, there still is difficulty in creating a similar and equal definition. In class this… Continue reading

Dystopia: Expounding the BAD & the UGLY

Dystopia was defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, and fearful lives. My biggest concern with this definition was the word “imagined.” Dystopias, in my opinion, are very much real. People’s daily hardships, oppressed groups specifically, are not imagined. Their… Continue reading

Circle of Dystopia

Through collaborative discussion in class, we ended with defining a dystopia as “an imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority.” Although this definition is inclusive of those societies that are both created from human thought or reality for some… Continue reading