Dear Production Note, It’s Me Again

Wowzers! The podcast production turned out to be an exhilarating journey. I can’t believe we’re at the end of the road. In my last note to you, I had limited confidence in my skills to produce a decent podcast. Since then, I have further explored the elements which define a Continue reading

Deeper Look into The Grey Areas

18 April 2020:             In a previous post titled “The Grey Areas”, I explored the idea of our contemporary moment being classified as a dystopia. This post will be often referenced while discussing the correlation between the film Equilibrium and the way life is as we know it. According to “The Continue reading

Divergent

Divergent is a futuristic world in which society has divided into five factions. These factions are called Abnegation, Candor, Amity, Dauntless, and Erudite. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. Tris Prior, who is the main character and is Continue reading

Snowpiercer Critique

Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans is a suspenseful, action filled film in which we get to witness a bloody revolt against an oppressive class system. The movie displays a dystopian world in which Earth has frozen over, and the extreme cold has exterminated nearly all of humanity. The last few living Continue reading

American Education: Dystopia in the Making

            The purpose of this course is to reveal the similarities between fictional dystopian worlds and our own constantly evolving society. It is always frightening to discover that the foundations of a dystopian society already find their homes in the basis of our societal structures without much notice from the public. Continue reading

Dystopia Defined In Just 19 Words

Xavier University, Secondary education, and America’s system is a lot of things, but a dystopia is not one. My university along with other institutions of higher learning aren’t dystopias. Based on our evolving definition of a dystopia, I would just say it is just corrupted. A dystopia based on our class’ Continue reading