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There’s just maybe this chance to create a bubble-corner-safe space within dystopia.
Not all dystopias have to be grim, or even political, but the genre may require its creators to take at least their own questions seriously in order to create a world that a viewer can fully experience—in pleasure, hope, or fear.
Before utopias and dystopias became imagined futures, they were imagined pasts, or imagined places, like the Garden of Eden.
Yet back into dystopia Ross goes, nearly every day, armed with little more than bottles of water, maybe some chips, and relentless compassion.
The seventh grade observed societal norms, expectations and experiences to use for shaping thoughts and beliefs when designing their end-of-the-year project on utopia/dystopia.
Eastern Aleppo may not have been Raqqa, where ISIS advertised its rigid Islamist dystopia and its mass beheadings.
The Yeltsin era, which had begun with so much promise, had turned into a shambolic, deeply corrupt dystopia.
When John Carpenter cast him as the lead of his sci-fi dystopia Escape From New York (1981), the film’s backers considered Russell not tough enough for the role of renegade super-soldier Snake Plissken.
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Origin and Etymology of dystopia
New Latin, from dys- + -topia (as in utopia)
First Known Use: circa 1950See Words from the same year
DYSTOPIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dystopia for English Language Learners
: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly
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