Dystopia Essays and Term Papers


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... George Orwell saw the world of his novel 1984 as a dystopia, or a government that does not work and that harms its citizens. He ...…[more]

Words : 4200 (10 Pages) Sources : 8 Topic : Sociology Utopian Societies Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : MLA

A E Vogts Weapon Shop And Harlan Ellisons Repent Harlequin Said The Ticktock Man Are Either A Dystopia Or Utopia Or Something In Between How Does Hannah Arendts Ideology And Terror Inform Your Analysis Of The Two Works Discuss And Explore Your Own Interpretation And Analysis Of These Stories

... emendation" (Campbell and Fairchild 221). In opposition, a dystopia, becomes part of the anti-heroic paradigm ... of the maxims of the 20th century to be a dissolution into dystopia. Totalitarian governments or organizations, themselves dystopian in nature, ... World.……[more]

Words : 675 (2 Pages) Topic : Accounting Document Type : Essays

Summary Of No Place In The Classroom Teaching Utopias Dystopias And The American Dream

... trust. Bibliography Bechtold, Rebeccah, 2011. No place in the Classroom: Teaching utopias, dystopias, and the American dream. Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory ... /taltp/spring-2011-4-3/201cno-place201d-in-the-classroom-teaching-utopias-dystopias-and-the-american-dream/view (accessed March 30, 2013). ...…[more]

Words : 729 (2 Pages) Topic : Teaching Document Type : Seminar Paper

Discuss The Theme Of Utopias Or Dystopias As It Applies To A E Vogts The Weapon Shop

... the difference between a modern utopia and dystopia in fictional writing? Perhaps that is the very theme of A.E. Vogt's The ... Fara joins them in their resistance to the Empress. Essentially, the dystopia is the world in which……[more]

Words : 370 (2 Pages) Topic : Accounting Document Type : Essays

Write A Literary Analysis Base Novels Looking Backward 2000 1887 We It Difficult Distinguishing Positive Utopia Critical Utopia Negative Utopia Critical Dystopia Anti Utopia Advance Argument Utopia Looking Backward 2000 1887 Edward Bellamy Resembles Utopia We Yevgeny Zamyatin

Considering the future is a serious business. This paper will compare the work of Edward Bellamy's "Looking Backward" to Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" and scrutinize past the seemingly different versions of the future. The paper will reflect how these versions are……[more]

Words : 1586 (5 Pages) Sources : 5 Topic : Novels Document Type : Essays

Impossibility Of Utopia A Discussion On Utopia And Dystopia In Nineteen Eighty Four Brave New World And Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

... works under discussion here envisage dystopias as actual possibilities or not. One of the most burning questions that the dystopia inevitably poses is whether such ... some day. The other important question that the discussion of dystopia poses is……[more]

Words : 2609 (7 Pages) Topic : Drama World Document Type : Term Paper

Utopia Dystopia

...[who also] "...had his own opinions about education, and publicly declared his intention to mold his young son's mind. Norbert Weiner in conjunction with Von Neuman and others defined what is known as cybernetics. Weiner works entitled: "Cybernetics: Control and……[more]

Words : 1563 (6 Pages) Sources : 10 Topic : Literature general Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : MLA

Technological Dystopia In Film And Fiction

... robot to become a true human, which is seen as imperfection. In this aspect of technological dystopia, humans are considered perfect and robots imperfect. For example, we can ...…[more]

Words : 2742 (8 Pages) Topic : Black Studies Social Issues Document Type : Term Paper

Twentieth Century Utopias Dystopias And It s Focus On The Right Kind Of Education

Wells' proposal for social reform, according to A Modern Utopia, was the formation of a world government. There were, of course, a series of social modifications that would be necessary to make this society possible, and to engender self-actualization and……[more]

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Dystopia In The Movie In Time

In Time (2011) is a dystopian satire set in the year 2161 in which the ability to increase the human lifespan by purchasing time has become the new currency and the entire basis of the capitalist economy. These life-years (living……[more]

Words : 563 (2 Pages) Topic : Philosophy Document Type : Essay

Utopian Dystopian World Essay

Finding cultural differences around the world can be as easy as watching the evening news, or going online. The amazing traditions and beliefs held by societies are intriguing and interesting. How citizens react and live based upon the culture in……[more]

Words : 1252 (4 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Management Document Type : Essays

Alexander Solzhenitsyns One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

... 104 represents the entire Soviet Union in microcosm, as a kind on anti-Utopia or dystopia. In other words, Special Camp 104 is Stalin's Soviet Union, a totalitarian police ...…[more]

Words : 1297 (4 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : History Document Type : Term Paper

Literary Research Paper On George Orwells 1984

He had to reveal what he knew about her as a part of his re-education. Literary Analysis From a literary standpoint the book is rather complex. This complexity lies in the subject matter which displays that Orwell had a profound……[more]

Words : 2106 (7 Pages) Sources : 5 Topic : English Literature Document Type : Research Paper

Persuasive Essay TV Series Dark Angle Episode PILOT This Essay Link Utopia Written Explanations

... to control a government, a person has to control the military. It is a staple of Dystopia that the person with power over the armaments ... in this one individual. Another component of the dystopia, perhaps the most important,……[more]

Words : 915 (2 Pages) Topic : Not Specified Document Type : Essays

Film Exam Questions

... According to Shannon-Jones (2011), we can define the dystopia as "a fictional society in which life has taken a ... place'. In contrast to a utopia, which celebrates individual freedom and wellbeing, a dystopia is poverty-stricken, subjugated and dehumanised.……[more]

Words : 895 (3 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Film Document Type : Essay

Critical Review Of Oryx And Crake

... and clear, and flows in an almost Aesopian manner. The idea of the dystopia certainly is not new, and there are certainly commonalities to 1984, Brave ...…[more]

Words : 1629 (5 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Literature American Document Type : Essay

Stanley Kubrick

... that is "incredibly imperfect (and) lacking the harmonious and egalitarian qualities" ("Dystopia and Science Fiction," Internet) so often depicted in novels and films set ...…[more]

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Never Let Me Go

Also, art is used as a false hope, for Tommy and Ruth have heard that a good showing in at could mean a deferral, though this is not true. 5. Adolescents as a rule tend to seek to be more……[more]

Words : 2968 (7 Pages) Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : MLA

Soft Rains Short Story This Short Story Link Utopia

... a society in which everything is ideal and nothing negative is allowed to exist. Dystopia is the complete opposite, a world in which nothing is good or happy. ... radioactive glow which could be seen for miles" (Bradbury 1).……[more]

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Interaction Of Characters In R U R By Capek And The Film A I By Spielberg

My dear Miss Glory, the Robots are not people. Mechanically they are more perfect than we are, they have an enormously developed intelligence, but they have no soul (ibid, pp. 14-15)." Certainly, the jackboot slipped in the Freudian residue of……[more]

Words : 1957 (6 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Literature Document Type : Book Report

Censorship And Technology In Fahrenheit 451

Citizens drag-race cars to channel their aggression and use technology to do their duty to the state like the main protagonist, Guy Montag, a 'fireman.' Guy's job is not to put out fires, but to create them when people possess……[more]

Words : 976 (3 Pages) Sources : 3 Topic : English Literature Document Type : Thesis

My Analysis On Brave New World

The idea of a utopian society, a perfect Eden, has been a recurring theme in human literature, philosophy, religion, and commentary almost from the beginning of civilization. This recurrent theme is no accident: most cultures have, as a basis for……[more]

Words : 1042 (3 Pages) Topic : English Literature Document Type : Term Paper

Socialism And Ideal Future In Russian Selected Literature

Cement Difference-of goals, priorities, values, and simply of opinion-are the primary reasons that utopias simply cannot be achieved. This is clearly seen in Fyodor Gladkov's 1925 novel Cement. Without imagining any extraordinary circumstances, Gladkov is able to show how simple……[more]

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The Brave New World

They are taught one way to view death, and taught to pop a soma at every thought-provoking sensation of discomfort. When they are confronted with something that challenges their worldview, such as the presence of the Savage John, and his……[more]

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... chance to commit suicide, towards the end, near the conclusion of Atwood's dystopia, she hesitated and decided not to do it. Offred seemed to always be waiting for ...…[more]

Words : 1992 (5 Pages) Sources : 2 Topic : Literature general Document Type : Term Paper

Discuss The Significance Of Ursula K Le Guin s Choice Of Narrative Point Of View In The Lathe Of Heaven Show How That Choice Shapes The Reader s Response To The Text

All the attempts fail however, and George's subconscious produces monsters instead of the desired utopias. Therefore, like in many other science-fiction books, the utopian imaginings turn up to have a terrible effect when applied to reality: while trying to abolish……[more]

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Essay On Handmaid s Tale By Margaret Atwood

None of Offred's memories are utopian, and all indicate an imbalance of power between men and women. However, life before Gilead meant that "thousands...millions" of women had jobs. Although women and men worked in different sectors, as the narrator suggests……[more]

Words : 1314 (4 Pages) Topic : Women s Issues Activists Document Type : Term Paper

Science Fiction Novels

Within the utopian/dystopian society, however, numerous common themes arise. Since society consists of multidimensional parts, there is, of course, the necessity to ingrain the norms, values and basic cultural structures within that society, and for future generations. Thus, each society……[more]

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Analyze Film Another Earth Http En Wikipedia Org Wiki Another Earth Symbolic Meaning Reference Items Another Earth Http En Wikipedia Org Wiki Another Earth Kimberly Maps Time Chapter 14 AndCrisis Crisis The Assignments Due Today Read Maps Time Chapter 14 The Great Acceleration Twentieth Century Pp

Movies, for better or for worse, are a reflection of popular culture in one way or another; mainstream films tend to show exactly what a culture likes to consume, while more "independent" or at times "experimental" films reflect culture from……[more]

Words : 940 (3 Pages) Topic : Culture Document Type : Essays

Kurt Vonnegut

Even though Vonnegut is known as a black humorist and for his satire, it can be easy to overlook the cautionary lessons that he presents in nearly all of his short stories. This paper will examine the anxieties expressed in……[more]

Words : 1938 (6 Pages) Sources : 6 Topic : Literature Document Type : Research Paper

Expository Essay TV Series Dark Angle Episode PILOT This Essay Link Utopia Written Explanations

... . The opposite of the Utopia is a Dystopia. It is evident from the observations made that Dark Angel is most assuredly an example of a Dystopia. In the series, an extremist left-wing ...…[more]

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Future House With Nature

These solutions have been broad ranging, from the rise, for example, of sustainable food systems such as organic, biodynamic, and local farming, to an increasing focus on design as a mechanism for sustainability. This shift of focus onto the fields……[more]

Words : 2948 (9 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Aboriginal Studies Document Type : Term Paper


As real as the whole episode was, as real as I know it was, it's beginning to recede from me somehow. It's becoming like something I saw on television or read about-like something I got second had." (Butler, 17) This……[more]

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Perfect Society In Gulliver s Travels

As mentioned, however, in spite of this, the book was widely successful. Lemuel Gulliver's travel adventures begin when he takes to the ocean in search of adventure and a better way of life - chiefly, a better society (utopia). Journeys……[more]

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The Symbolic Significance Of The Opera In The First Chapter Of Edith Wharton s The Age Of Innocence For The Novel And As A Representation Of New York s Society During That Time

As Simon Bronner points out, "the fixation of the age was with wealth: new wealth, consuming wealth, widespread wealth. Americans pondered what to make of this modern good affluence, what to do with it, how to express it, and what……[more]

Words : 3543 (12 Pages) Sources : 12 Topic : English Literature Document Type : Term Paper

Formation Of 20th Century Nationalism

... in the Rhineland, the Jews infiltrating Germany's political offices, or the Bolshevik dystopia that awaited Germany if she did not find a strong leader to stop ...…[more]

Words : 903 (3 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Germany Document Type : Term Paper

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Theory And Advance Practices

... me of Orwell's 1994 or Skinner's Walden Two where alleged-utopias turn out to be dystopias. Any system that pigeonholes or categorizes individuals is suspicious to me since individuals, by virtue ...…[more]

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George Orwell Animal Farm And 1984

These two forces were Communism or Socialism on one side, and Fascism on the other. None of these terms is actually well understood or defined (something which Orwell was very aware of, and a fact which is central to his……[more]

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Synopsis On The Female Man

... exemplifies the fantasy of living without men, a much more hostile fantasy, a dystopia rather than an apparent utopia like Whileaway. Janet's fantasy world has ...…[more]

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Huxley s Brave New World

Even in protest, Thoreau still showed respect for others, adopting a strategy of passive resistance, while remaining true to his convictions"(Henry David Thoreau," Microsoft? Encarta? Online Encyclopedia, 2007). Upon seeing Huxley's world, Thoreau would no doubt immediately leave and begin……[more]

Words : 635 (2 Pages) Sources : 1 Topic : Philosophy general Document Type : Term Paper Citation Style : MLA

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