Dystopia Defined

A dystopia is a society in which its inhabitants live under highly oppressive regimes that result in a constant or near constant state of paranoia and fear for them. In order to define oppression in this situation, I’ll use Iris Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression” as characteristics. She identifies these Continue reading

Was Freud Right?

I both agree and disagree with Freud in that any form of government is repressive of human nature. On one hand, I agree with his belief that humans are inherently sexual and aggressive. On the other hand, I don’t agree that the government is the one responsible for the suppression Continue reading

Normalized Cruelty

Dystopia: a real or imagined world where inhumane and fearful lives are heavily normalized and even encouraged. In books like the Hunger Games or the Maze Runner or Attack on Titan, the antagonist always ends up being the ruling class or the government that has forced these lives on their Continue reading