Dystopia

Dystopia - Dystopia Definition A dystopia (from the Greek -...

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Definition dystopia  (from the Greek  - and  , alternatively,  δυσ τόπος cacotopia ,   kakotopia  or  anti-utopia ) is a fictional society that is the  antithesis of utopia. It is usually characterized by an oppressive social  control, such as an authoritarian or totalitarian government. In other  words, a Dystopia has the exact opposite of what one would expect  in a Utopian society. The first known use of the term dystopia appeared in a speech before  the British Parliament by Greg Webber and John Stuart Mill in 1868.  In that speech, Mill said, "It is, perhaps, too complimentary to call  them Utopians, they ought rather to be called dys-topians, or caco- topians. What is commonly called Utopian is something too good to  be practicable; but what they appear to favour is too bad to be  practicable."
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Trends Flawed Utopia : Intention good. Result bad. 
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2008 for the course ENGL 3084 taught by Professor Mcgee during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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