Utopia, Dystopia, Two Worlds

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Utopia and dystopia, two worlds, both made in the imagination of human minds. In the dictionary, utopia is defined as “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.”(Merriam-Webster) Dystopia is defined as “an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.” (Merriam-Webster) Many authors have created stories of about what a perfect, or imperfect, world looks like to them. There are two stories that come to mind that explains the polar opposite of two worlds. One of the stories that will be discussed is “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. The other story will be “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula Le Guinn. As you read both stories, the writers have provide great detail about each world to the point that you will say to yourself “I do not want to live there” or “I would love to live there”. This essay will give a short summary of both stories, then compare and contrast the two stories that descried a utopia and a dystopia.
“The Lottery” is about a small town who get together on June 27 for a lottery. After school, children go around looking for stones. After they are finished finding stones, they make a pile of them. The men gather around next, then the women come stand and next to their husbands. Then the wives call their children over and they all wait for the lottery to start. Then they pick a small piece of paper out of a black box one by one. This took about two

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