Utopia- close cousin/opposite to dystopia
In greek translates to, good place but also no place, implicitly recognizes that it is a hypothetical society
Dystopia: bad place in greek
Dystopia is a subsection of sci fi sci fi focuses on not only the future but also the present
it is also often a utopia gone wrong, good intentions gone wrong.
Totaliarian : complete control over your life. Privacy doesn’t exist, and the govt controls everything. We
would find these things uncomfortable in our society.
Utopia turns into dystopia when there is a rise in control, and a decrease in freedom
Ex 1: Cameras at fire alarms
Ex 2: PatriotAct: Suspected for being a terrorist, gov has more control over what they can do
HandMaid’s Tale: the handmaids would rat them out, and then be the ones to kill them affirmative action
-normally high levels of surveillance in a dystopian society
-rely on propaganda, the mottos and announcements on the loud speaker