What is a dystopia? 

My one-sentence definition of a dystopia is a society (mostly fictional) where the population experiences extreme structural oppression from their authority and does not have control to change their conditions. The things we have learned in this course support this definition. First, we learned about various philosophies of human nature and oppression.  The Hobbesian jungle Continue reading

How do I define dystopia?

My definition of a dystopia is a fictional society in which the ruling body creates strict oppressive conditions to control the general public. I created this identification based on the experiences I have had with different dystopian media. Popular books and other media such as the Hunger Games, 1984, and The Matrix, have shaped what I Continue reading