Essay about Dystopian Characteristics in Society Today

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There will always will be a power or a government with a society. Whether it be as small as a group or as large as a country. According to multiple sources, government has been around since the first city-state was created. Just by this source alone we demonstrate how society has always needed an order and power: Government. Dystopian: An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. Lord of the Flies, a novel that is realistic is the fact that it parallels with the real world. The moral that Golding was taking example of was the evil inside all of us. He created this novel to express dystopia, which was how boys were stuck on an island and how they created their …show more content…
The government took their right to vote, to have property or jobs. They even took the privilege of reading away from them. Women were only looked at as potential mothers rather than individuals. At one point looking at her deformed self, Offred states;
" I used to thin of my body as an instrument, of pleasure, or an implement for the accomplish of my will ... now the flesh arranges itself differently. I'm a cloud, congealed around a central object, the shape of a pear, which is hard and more real than I am and glows red within its translucent wrapping," (Handmaid’s tale, chapter 13).
She discusses what her body was before and what it is now. She described herself as an instrument but then realizes that she is nothing when she bears a child. Offred shows Gilead's use toward women, not as human beings but as object to conceive child and birth them. In BNW, it is similar of the human race being looked upon objects. The Predestinators determined which caste and which hatchery produced people by mathematical figures. Similar to the rules of supply and demand in economics. With the Podsnap and Bokanovsky Processes, the most produced were lower caste persons to keep with the necessities of the market, just like anything else manufactured. The doctor in BNW says humans are to be "used up until they wear out” (Brave New World, Chpt. 11). Just as the products, when people get useless and old, they are thrown away. In both novels, beings are to be looked at as
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