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Dystopian Essay Ideas

Dystopia Essay Examples

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Through the ‘two minutes hate’ everyone sits watching the screen and begins to scream at images of the enemy to then, almost religious chant for the sake of their leader. It is a world where everyone looks the similar wearing the same suits, and behaves almost the same! This scene of the film shows extremely… View Article

Fahrenheit 451 and There Will Come Soft Rains

A majority amount of stories may have a similar trait to another piece of writing. A large amount of stories have been compared in ways such as theme, settings, characters, irony, and close evidence of foreshadowing. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and “There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Ray Bradbury are an example of similar… View Article

Community Stability Identity

Imagine living in a society where there are no problems and everything is perfect, but how can you live in a society with no individuality or freedom. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley reveals a dystopian and utopian society in the future where everything is perfect: stability and happiness. People in the World State live… View Article

Dystopian Society

A world composed of dystopian elements, hope and dreams are shattered, bashed by the greater power of the antagonist. Such a place of melancholy is unheard of in the society of today because the human race has been fortunate as to steered off from making those bad, negative decisions. Americans live head up high, carefree… View Article

Fahrenheit 451 Part 1

1. The image that this creates is that the firemen do not care at all if a house is burning. They joke around saying that they want to pull out some marshmallows and roast them from the burning house. 2. The significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes is that she is not… View Article

Farehnheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about how the world would be without feelings, emotions, and knowing what you want in life. Mildred Montag and Clarisse McClellan are two different characters in the novel that act in very diverse ways. The main distinctions between Mildred and Clarisse is that, their personalities are different, they have different… View Article

Should Individuality and Knowledge Ever Be Suppressed?

Should individuality and knowledge ever be suppressed? Some people might think so in order to create a more socially “equal” world. However if society were to act in such a way it would cause a major step back in the development that people have worked so hard to achieve. After all, isn’t it every country’s… View Article

Brave New World: Utopia or Dystopia

The novel Brave New World has often been characterized as dystopia rather than utopia. Nevertheless, the superficial overview of the novel implies a utopian society, especially if judging by what the Controller said to John, the Savage: People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t get. They’re well… View Article

Harrison Bergeron

An impartial society: Utopia or Hell? What would happen to the world if the people were literally equal in every aspect of their lives? In the futuristic short story, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., the world is finally living up to America’s first amendment of everyone being created equal. In this society, the gifted,… View Article

Theme of Fahrenheit 451

The theme of Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury contains a setting of a world where society itself was destructive. In this story characters and society are portrayed to be soulless and self-centered. Immoral things such as killing in this society have no affect on characters and ignorance is considered as the norm. By the… View Article

Utopian Societies

Utopian societies are in constant struggle to find perfection in everyday life. In Fahrenheit 451 and The Handmaid’s Tale, each protagonist is struggling with fitting into these boundaries of perfection. When inquisitive minds emerge in a society that strives to be so pure, it can become dangerous not only physically but also emotionally. Although these… View Article

Quest for Meaning in Hostile and Oppressive Worlds

Dystopian literature often presents the individual’s quest for meaning in hostile and oppressive worlds.’ To what extent do the writers present their protagonists as successful in this quest in ‘1984’ by George Orwell, ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ by Oscar Wilde and ‘Woman at Point Zero’ by Nawal El Saadawi? The assertion that all three… View Article

Freedom of Thought in Fahrenheit 451

Freedom of thought is taken for granted in today’s society, but in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, society works differently. This freedom, or lack thereof, is not recognized until fireman, Guy Montag, proves to himself that thoughts are important. Through a maze of censorship and curiosity, Montag faces his government because of his interest in books…. View Article

He, She and It Summary

The setting of He, She and It begins in 2059, of which there are no civil governments present; instead, the interests of the community are controlled by multinational corporations creating a toxic world ravaged by war and environmental disasters. Shira Shipman is a mother who loses custody of her son to her ex-husband Josh, due… View Article

Censorship on the Community

The Effect of Censorship on the Community and People in the Novel “ Fahrenheit 451” The Novel Fahrenheit 451 exploited censorship and all the negative thing that can occur when a society is censored. There were many examples in this novel. In the Novel Guy Montag finds out that censorship is a big part of… View Article

To write a paper on dystopian societies, you need to first define a dystopian society and then give an example.

You need to define dystopia, either with your own definition or one you get from a secondary source.  Basically, a dystopia is a society where everything is supposed to be perfect, but it turns out to be terrible.

You might also include the origins of the term.  The word “dystopia” is derived from “utopia,” which...

To write a paper on dystopian societies, you need to first define a dystopian society and then give an example.

You need to define dystopia, either with your own definition or one you get from a secondary source.  Basically, a dystopia is a society where everything is supposed to be perfect, but it turns out to be terrible.

You might also include the origins of the term.  The word “dystopia” is derived from “utopia,” which means a perfect world.  It came from Thomas More’s book of the same name, published in 1516 (eNotes).  In the nineteenth century, several groups tried to create a perfect world (www.bl.uk).  This is where the concept of a dystopia began.

A dystopia is a world that its originators thought was prefect, but in order to create perfection there is usually a lot of control.  When you control everything so carefully, a totalitarian regime often results.  Dystopias usually involve human rights violations, harsh conditions, and strict rules.  These are the conditions that make the words dystopia.

Your examples of dystopias might come from history, such as Hitler's Nazi germany, or from literature, such as Orwell'll Animal Farm.  There is no shortage of dystopias in literature, and providing summaries of some of these and how they controlled the people would be an excellent inclusion in your paper.