So, where is your mind at? Will we ever be heading for a utopian society? If we are, what in the unfathomable depths of your mind do you think it would be like?
The difference between a utopia and a dystopia bring forth complete opposites. Yet, in our literature we see the idea presented on basic principles of utopia, which there on the page actually creates a dystopia. Utopia ia an ideal world, a perfect political state, a blissful way of life. Dare we wish it? All people equal, all cared for, regardless of race, religion, ideology (perhaps we’d all have the same), sexual preferences, moral values. Plato’s Republic was the first utopian work of literature. Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516.
Samuel Butler was another literary utopia writer with a work titled strangely, Erewhon. Published in 1872 this title is an anagram of the word “nowhere.”
Utopia literally means “a good place.”
In contrast, dystopia means “a bad place.” It is the exact opposite of utopia and this unpleasantness is brought forth in one of my high school English classic studies, the imaginary world of George Orwell’s 1984. We studied it more as a communistic parallelism.
but at what price?