Dystopia University of USA

As a class, our evolving definition of a dystopia was last described as an imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority. XCOR 3010 Class Discussion From this definition I would not describe the university (my own and generally others) Continue reading

Crime is Peace: The Purge as a Dystopia

The Purge is a horror/thriller movie that portrays American society in a new light. In this movie the country now participates in a national annual event called “the purge”. The purge gives the people of the country 24 hours to do whatever they please. All illegal activity including murder is Continue reading

Ur-Fascism in 1984

Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco is an article about Eco’s personal experience with Italian fascism along with a synopsis of how it compares to German fascism and the general connotation of fascism. He talks about how his heroes considered of war heroes and how there was no peace without war. In Continue reading

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

Young’s Five Faces of Oppression: Dissected

The Five Faces of Oppression written by Iris Young attempts to define and describe what oppression is and how oppression can appear in different forms. Young talks about oppression in order to highlight what injustice looks like in the United States in opposition to justice. To start off, Young points Continue reading