A dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is an antonym of utopia, a term that was coined by Sir Thomas More. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, tyrannical governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society.
About Dystopia in brief
A dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is an antonym of utopia, a term that was coined by Sir Thomas More. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, tyrannical governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. Some authors use the term to refer to existing societies, many of which are, or have been, totalitarian states or societies in an advanced state of collapse. Some scholars, such as Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent, make certain distinctions between typical synonyms of dystopias. In the 2010s, there was a surge of popular dystopian young adult literature and blockbuster films. Some have commented on this trend, saying that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine a coherent alternative to capitalism. In a 1967 study, Frank Kermode suggests that the failure of religious prophecies led to a shift in how society apprehends this ancient mode. In his book, Children of Men, Theo James describes what he describes as the “slow cancellation of the future” James, in Divergent, explains that young people in particular have such a fascination with this kind of fascination with the future, becoming part of the consciousness of the stories they are reading and watching. He also refers to the book as the title to the opening chapter: Children Of Men Is There No Alternative? In the book, he also describes the film as Children of Children as Children, to illustrate what he says is the very visceral and very obvious question of how to make the future a better place for people to live in.
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