What Makes a Dystopia

My new understanding of what a dystopia consists of is a society or economic structure that is continually oppressive to all or the vast majority of its constituents, whether it be through social, political, or financial means. Even though that is the definition I have come to learn and intuitively Continue reading

Can a Utopia Possibly Exist

When writer Kim Stanley Robinson states, “It’s crucial to keep imagining that things could get better, and furthermore to imagine how they might get better,” it makes me ponder on the unsure chance that a utopia can exist. Throughout several articles this semester, I have come to see the pattern Continue reading

Is Religion Important?

I believe that religion can and does play a role in dystopian structures. The example provided in the question of Catholic priests developing a new form of theology to combat the oppressive authoritarianism proves that religion can influence and possibly change a dystopia for good, or for worse. We assume Continue reading