How do you define dystopia?

A dystopia is a hypothetical society characterized by oppressive societal control, people of their society often getting stripped of their freedom and often a dehumanizing existence for its citizens. In a dystopian society, the very fabric of human existence is woven with threads of oppression and control. Governments, corporations, or Continue reading

Z.S : Dystopia Definition

My definition of a dystopia is: A society that involves social and governmental oppression, causing severe injustice and lack of freedom. Dystopian societies often feature oppressive social structures that restrict individual freedoms and enforce conformity. This can manifest through societal norms, expectations, and discriminatory practices that limit personal expression and Continue reading

Definition BP01- Janiah Bradley

Dystopia: an alternative world/idea where the typical norm isn’t sustained and a rather unconventional lifestyle thrives despite its initial negative outlook. I have formulated this definition of dystopia because the original idea of a dystopian setting is depicted with a negative connotation which can be seen as an overstatement. A Continue reading


A dystopia is a fictional or speculative society characterized by significant societal, political, or environmental problems, often portraying a nightmarish or oppressive future.Dystopia stands as a multifaceted literary and conceptual genre, weaving intricate narratives that transcend temporal and cultural boundaries. Rooted in speculative fiction, dystopian tales provide a gripping lens Continue reading


A dystopia is a community marked by oppressive and unfavorable circumstances, typically featuring an authoritarian government, social injustice, and a grim or nightmarish setting. Although most dystopias we think of come from fictional settings such as the Hunger Games, I don’t believe that dystopias are imagined or fictional worlds only Continue reading

The Definition of Dystopia

Based on my past experiences with different media types, a dystopia is a societal design characterized by a disturbing and unjust experience for its inhabitants. The term dystopia was used to describe literature and films that encompassed a society with unlivable conditions. In this society, the inhabitants are stripped of Continue reading