Utopia Or Dystopia Essay Research Paper Samir

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Utopia Or Dystopia Essay, Research Paper Samir Patel Ms. Priego English 4 CP May 11, 1998 Utopia or Dystopia All through life humanity tries to obtain a world in which one can live with enjoyment, equality, fairness, and happiness. Many great writers have created utopian worlds that the reader can consider and explore. To create a perfect place compels the writer to write novels that deal with utopia. People see them selves in a place where it is fun and enjoyable. Writers see today’s world not as the “good place”(Hermon, Holman). The world today has many wars, diseases, and world wide hunger. It takes many steps to produce a utopian world and is why creating a Utopia is no easy task. Other type of world that is opposite of Utopia is dystopia. Dystopia is a place where

in literary meaning would be a, “bad place”(Snodgrass). Novels such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984 are dystopian novels. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, takes the Individuality and has made happiness and enjoyment of life in to an artificial feeling with the constant presence of soma. Hope of achieving utopia humankind in this world obtains dystopia by mass cloning that destroys humanity. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the controllers of this world try to achieve utopia but in turn reach dystopia were knowledge is gone. In George Orwells 1984, achieve dystopia by the inner party who strive for domination by controlling love and the individual mind. In Once and Future King, T.H. White creates a utopian world where the idea of equality, peace, fairness,

and happiness appears as a result of King Arthur’s influence. Novel shows how one individual tries his whole life striving to achieve utopia. The novel shows that the life time of one person is not enough to obtain this utopia as King Arthur has to past his ideas for the future generations. In Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, constructs the perfect utopia where the individual, love, and knowledge are practice unlike the other worlds. Looking Backward, and Once and Future King, did what the other novels did not; it strives for utopia and reaches it. Novels that reach utopia keeps and works the ideas of individualism, love, and knowledge into the society; whereas the dystopian novels eliminate such ideas believing it will lead to utopia. George Orwell presents a world to the

reader where there is no chance for a utopia whereas the citizens see this world as a utopia due to telescreens, propaganda’s and brainwashing that leads to a society of no desires or thoughts. Citizens are not allowed to have personal thoughts or feelings due to the telescreens that destroys the individual mind. Telescreens is a designs that is a two way interacting television set that the Party uses to keep people from thinking. The telescreens are monitored by a force called the Thought Police. “Thought police plugged in on any individual wire…-in the assumption that every sound you made was over heard”(Orwell 7). We see how this is forced greatly on the people when Winston has to hide himself from telescreens just to write down some of his thoughts. Huge posters with

big eyes reminds the people that Big Brother is watching them. This is the constant brainwashing the citizen go trough as they are attached at a young age to love Big Brother and once hooked the party controls them for the rest of there lives. All the brainwashing of constant propaganda’s and telescreen turns the people in the society into drones with only one desire, to love Big Brother. In 1984 the society obtains true power and maintains dystopia by controlling the power of love both filial and romantic. Children are brainwash at a young age not to love, but spy against their parents thus destroying the filial love. The children are raise to grow up and love only Big Brother. Party has made the affection of making love to another as a sinful act. “The aim of the Party was