Friday, January 6, 2012

UTOPIAN VS DYSTOPIAN



A few days ago, my friend and I were discussing if it makes us sadist if we like dystopian books more than the utopian ones? Well this is what I think.
Utopian books are the books about the magical world where everything is perfect. Perfect government, perfect policies, perfect rule and perfect everything. This is the place where we dream of living one day. We wished we lived in a world where there were no wars and no hatred. The dystopian books on the other hand are the total opposite (As if you didn’t know that already).
There is hatred and there are wars. The government is full on corrupt and the policies; well just say that the policies aren’t good. This is the world where we certainly don’t wish we lived in (if you do than there might be something wrong with you, not saying there IS something wrong with you but there might) but this is the world where we live in.
Sure it might not be as bad as the hunger games, but it certainly is bad. Think about it! We are barbarians! Hardly anyone of us cares about there neighbors, we get suspicious of our family members, none of us can stand the other being more successful, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. So in conclusion to my rather weird rambling, I think it doesn’t make us sadist to like the dystopian books, its just because they reflect the reality much better.