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A dystopia is a society that is plagued by issues that affect the majority of its population in a negative way and only those at the top of society are benefiting. This new defintion I have come to was developed over the course of this semester. With all the readings Continue reading

Freud Was….

Right! I know, I know a woman agree with a sexist, and probably narcissistic scientist may be a bit absurd but hear me out. Freud touches on some real issues throughout this article. I wholeheartedly agree with the fact that humans do not know how to be happy on their Continue reading

IS Climate Change Real?

To begin, I have high hopes of going into a career that involves environmental policy. Whether that looks like becoming a lawyer, policy maker, advocate for the environment with a PhD in the earth environmental sciences and so on. Climate change is undoubtedly real. There are no if ands or Continue reading

What Government?

When I describe a dystopian society, I immediately think unlimited power. I describe them as limited because after reading The Handmaid’s Tale I have gathered this image of dystopias as forceful, inconsiderate, and selfish. I come back to the idea that they are limited because depending on who you are Continue reading

My Utopia

Personal utopias are unique to each individual person. No ones idea of a utopia will look exactly like the peers no matter how close in ideas and morals that they share. One thing we will all find in common though is that our personal utopias will all fill a desire Continue reading

What’s a Dystopia?

My definition of Dystopia is a society in the world is facing the most horrific degradation of their human rights by an unlimited government.

I chose this definition because from all the novels and movies I have seen over the years of dystopian societies my reaction has always been “That is insane! But it could be real life though.” The interpretation of dystopian societies is oddly specific, and the main focus is a lack of education. These novels and movies show that when we stop learning, about our history specifically, we will believe anything that someone else is telling us. When a government begins burning books and decreasing the diversity in a curriculum, I would consider the government become unlimited whether it be on a state or national level. Also, when the government begins limiting access to books it becomes a suppression of freedom. Denying citizens, the right to know about past corruptions, rebellions, uprising, etc. is a way to silence and erase it from the history of a country.

I also chose this definition because it aligns with the notion of a dystopian society. When I say this, I mean when I think of a dystopia, I imagine the color red, I imagine smoke, I imagine updated technology with a dictator controlling the media and even what children can watch in their “free” time. I also imagine a super structured day for everyone living in this society. My definition correlates to the imagery of a dystopia that I have. I do not see smiling faces or any laughing. The discussion of what society was like before is forbidden and fighting the government is grounds for death. I cannot explain the end goal of a dystopia or the reason a country might be led to this point except for someone’s greed possibly. Dystopian societies usually have one extremely rich leader who is never happy for some odd reason. It just goes to show when you allow one unhappy person a leadership role it could lead to the fall of an entire country now all in the shackles of one miserable individual and their loyal government officials.