What Is A Dystopia

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Though the dystopian society seems like it is an opposite of a utopia, it is not exactly opposite because the dystopias also contain some of the elements that can be seen in utopias such as intense measures of social control but the only difference is that in dystopia, these elements are taken to the horrendous extremes and where the emphasis is upon the negative effects. In the words of M.H.Abrams, “Dystopia means a bad place…in which certain ominous tendencies of [the] present social, political, and technological order are projected in some future culmination” ( A Glossary of Literary Term, 2001). The best examples in dystopian literature are Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. These two novels are known as the paradigm…show more content…
The word ‘respect’ would not be that much pertinent, as that one leader would be raised to the place of ‘God’. He will be worshipped by the citizens of the society. As, said before people cannot act however they like and the main reason for such thing is that the citizens are always under the surveillance. They would be watched by the authoritative groups and any change in their behaviour would be very well known by the group. Citizens do not lead a peaceful life and they always live in a fear of the outside world. They also live in a dehumanized state. They lack all the positive human qualities. The negativity that prevails in their life does not give them any positivity and thus their life just moves on without any hope. People are shown as suffering both physically and psychologically. People are made to live in their world where the natural world is banished and distrusted to them. The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world. Raffaella Baccolini in her book, “The Persistence of Hope in Dystopian Science Fiction, talks about the end result of the dystopian fiction sometimes could be the ray of hope to protect the world, her lines are the
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