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Dystopian Damage Essay

819 words - 4 pages

“The life where nothing was ever unexpected, or inconvenient, or unusual. The life without color, pain, or past” – Louis Lowry. Dystopia is a very difficult thing to fix. A dystopian society is a society where nothing is experimental or free to be explored. There are more controlled things than uncontrolled. Dystopian societies are very unfortunate. The government of the societies thinks that their people are happy and they spend their lives trying to build a utopia. The effort to build a utopia usually consists of limiting too much stuff and sending the society to the ground. So much so that citizens hate their lives they lack imagination, creativeness, and knowledge. In some dystopias you cant even read, write, speak, or do leisure activities that we take for granted. There are many forums of dystopia out there and people might not even recognize it.
The government wants everybody to be the same. In order to do this they eliminated knowledge so they don’t know what they are feeling. People can’t have feelings or show emotion. In the beginning Montague said “I am very much in love, he trued to conjure up a face to fit the words” (Bradbury, 20). People don’t feel any emotion but they attempt to show it, usually it doesn’t turn out rite. The people in the book feel like they are married to a stranger, they couldn’t even remember where they met! Additionally Betty states, “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free like the constitution says”(Bradbury, 55). In this part Betty is talking about how if everyone feels the same and is basically the same then the happier they will be. There wont be any racial tensions or heart breaks, because they are all the exact same. This is only one small problem in a dystopian society.
People are also confused in a dystopia. People can’t tell if they have everything they need to be happy and make wise decisions. In the beginning of this part, citizen states, “ We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren’t happy”(Bradbury, 78). The government doesn’t truly know how to make people happy. All the machines and technology they are surrounded by is sending the city down the drain. The government regulates so much of the stuff the people want to do and only provides stuff that wont...

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