Dystopian Reality

Based on my experiences with books, films, and reality, dystopia can be described as oppressive. I don’t agree completely with the definition given by Merriam-Webster because in reality there are already dystopian aspects already put into modern day play. Therefore dystopia is REAL or IMAGINED. There are countries with restrictions Continue reading

Perfect Imperfection

A dystopia is defined as “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives” or “an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.” I believe that a dystopia is a real or imagined world Continue reading

Fearful Followers Following a Frightening Figurehead

Dystopia – an imaginary world where people live in constant fear and adhere to certain norms as a result of being constantly watched or manipulated by certain figureheads. Although many journalists use the word dystopia to describe any negative situation, the word means much more than just a bad place. Continue reading

Is the World We Live in Today A Dystopia?

While Merriam-Webster defines dystopia as, “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives.” The definition of dystopia to me, is a place where unpleasant things happen, resulting in a bad environment that involves oppressive societal control which limits people’s autonomy to focus on an illusion Continue reading

When trying to be perfect backfires

Dystopia /disˈtōpēən/ adjective  The concept of trying to pursue a perfect society through some type of control that eventually creates injustice and tragedy Why is my definition of dystopia based around a perfect society? The reason I state that dystopias are trying to be an ideal society is that most Continue reading

Breaking Free From Compliance

I do not believe the Merriam-Webster definition— “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives”— is accurate enough to describe a dystopia. To me, a dystopia is a world through which some oppressive force or group holds some means of control over the people and the Continue reading

When There’s No Place to Call Home

My definition of dystopian would go, “Dystopia is a controlled world full of rules and unfair to no rights for its citizens.” In a world where your every movement is being captured and watched. A world where your life is restricted and your career is chosen for you. Any human Continue reading