What is Dystopia?
Dystopia is a fictional community or society that portrays a future with horrible living conditions due to a highly controlled totalitarian system or a post-apocalyptic one.
One of the aspects that usually starts dystopia is propaganda. Propaganda is used to control the citizens of society and also to restrict them from their freedom. Along with this, they’re also government control or a figurehead in society that is worshipped by the citizens. The government or the powerful figurehead is one the important elements in dystopian societies. In this society, there is little to no privacy. Most likely, the figurehead knows what everyone is doing by technologic. Technology control is another aspect of dystopian societies because technology can have the power to control society or even control people’s minds. Over time, there is a rise in a revolution where people had enough of the rules and the fakeness in the society they live. Once someone starts a revolution, other people in society will try to discriminate against them because they want them to fall back on what they are doing or they just don’t want to see a change in the community. In addition to this, dehumanization is another important thing for dystopia. Dehumanization occurs in dystopian societies where they exclude some people from society due to their behavior. In the post-apocalyptic, survival is the main key for societies. People have to defend themselves or they will die. Usually, in these types of scenarios, the people have to survive on their own in destructive environments, collapsed societies, or inhabitable places. For example, in the TV series, The Walking Dead, one of the main characters, Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma in the hospital realizing that everyone is gone. He soon finds out that there are walkers near him that love to eat human beings all while trying to find his family in the middle of this scenario.