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dystopia

the reverse of UTOPIA, a possible or imaginary social place which is the worst of possible worlds.

Dystopia

Eagerness (See ZEAL.)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s grim picture of the future, where scientific and social developments have turned life into a tragic travesty. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 79]
Erewhon
inhabitants worship superficiality, unreason, inconsistency, and evasion: a lampoon of 19th-century society. [Br. Lit.: Erewhon in Haydn & Fuller, 239]
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These recent dystopian films are different from pre-9/11 dystopia in that they resolve their narratives by suggesting that the utopian aspects of the social realities they represent, the inevitable promises of the trajectory of our current capitalist reality, can be realized without their dystopian side effects through the ongoing efforts of heroic bourgeois individuals to mitigate their contradictions.
The Dystopian perspectives tend to view new technology as a threat to our very social fabric.
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In a dystopian 2023, the mutants have almost been wiped out by scientist Trask (Peter Dinklage).
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Perhaps it's because of the rising popularity of dystopian young adult novels; but Lowry's award-winning works have evolved over time and have been around for some time now, so it's a real treat to see them conveniently packaged under one cover
The Giver (1993), which won the Newbery Medal, is the first book in the dystopian Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue (2000), Messenger (2004), and now, Son, which returns to the events, setting, and people of The Giver.
BLOODY hell," moaned Meano, "we are fast becoming a dystopian society.
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