A dystopia is a place of suffering and oppression which criticizes and exaggerates the problems of todays society. In a dystopia the people are living miserable lives and the situations they are facing are as bad as they can possibly be. Essentially, a dystopia is a civilization in which all of life has fallen to shambles and the more you experience this civilization, the more you see how dehumanizing and miserable it is. A really important aspect of a dystopian society is the lack of individualism. Freud states how many people conform from to society’s standards in order to be accepted and heard. Many of these people that have to resort to conforming are of a minority group that are seen as inferior and may even be put at risk by not conforming to these societal norms, further demonstrating Young’s Five Faces of Oppression.
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