Utopia

Is It Possible?

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Everybody has wished for a perfect world at least once.

Attempts have been made, such as, the Utopias of the novels Farenheit 452 by Ray Bradbury and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, but there were always groups that disagreed with their governments views and ideas. Therefore, it is Impossible to create a Utopian society; someone will always disagree.

Even though one may try very hard to attempt the perfection of a society where everyone is happy, humans are diverse making it unacheivable

An example of a horrible attempt for a government to make a Utopian society is in the novel Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, where she states, "The curtains are closed in the living room. This keeps the heat in and also the eyes----of the eyes of the neighbors, of the regulators, of the passing patrols----out. In Zombieland, someone is always watching. There is nothing else for people to do. They do not think. They feel no passion, no hatred, no sadness; they feel nothing but fear, and a desire for control. So they watch, and poke and pry" (Oliver 81). When children turn 18, they are "cured" by having a piece of their brain cut out. In the novel, the government tried to make Utopia by banning love. Father that, they are paired and after that, they live an emotionless life, every day like the one before.
Another novel where a failed attempt at creating Utopia is present is in Fahrenheit 451 where it states, "There was no longer need for firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our piece of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior; official censors, judges, and executors. That's you, Montag, and that's me" (Bradbury 56). The government of the novel decided that books were bad, so the firemen had a new job of burning them. Although many living in the community agreed with the new rules, many did not and hated them; it was not a Utopia for everyone.

In conclusion, one may attempt to dreams the perfect Utopia, but there will always be at least one individual who believes what they are doing is wrong and imperfect. There will always be Distopia.