What is a Dystopia?

According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of dystopia is: an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dystopia In class we further discussed and dissected this definition and pondered if it was sufficient enough to cover the whole aspect of a dystopia and its characteristics. In Continue reading

We Need To Talk About “Dystopia”

The term “dystopia” brings about various images in one’s mind of the negative variety. The visualizations include terror, a placid or restricted society and some forms of oppression. Despite the similarities in connotations of the term, there still is difficulty in creating a similar and equal definition. In class this Continue reading

Dystopia Defined

“An imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority” is the definition that the class left off with on Thursday. I find it interesting how we deviated so much from the original definition: “an imaginary place which is depressingly wretched Continue reading

Dystopia: Expounding the BAD & the UGLY

Dystopia was defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, and fearful lives. My biggest concern with this definition was the word “imagined.” Dystopias, in my opinion, are very much real. People’s daily hardships, oppressed groups specifically, are not imagined. Their Continue reading

Circle of Dystopia

Through collaborative discussion in class, we ended with defining a dystopia as “an imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority.” Although this definition is inclusive of those societies that are both created from human thought or reality for some Continue reading

What Dystopia Means To Me

This post is going to be about the definition of dystopia that we created in class, “An imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restrictive and oppressive existence under some form of authority”. I feel that this is a well-constructed definition, however, it does not fully encompass all Continue reading

Defining Dystopia

In class we defined Dystopia as “An imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority”.However, this definition doesn’t encompass all aspects of a Dystopian society. To define “Dystopia” you must also consider how the society came to be. The definition Continue reading

Redefining Dystopia

In class we attempted to gather the defining characteristics of a dystopia into one single definition. The definition that we settled on at the end of our discussion was “an imaginary or real place whose people may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority.” I found Continue reading