Different Views

Utopias and Dystopias

"We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others" (Lowry 95).
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In the books Farenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, and The Giver, written by Lois Lower it states many forms and examples of why utopias and dystopias are humanly impossible.
Someone's views may destroy someone's utopia but build another.
People can view things very differently, some may think of the worst and others may think of the best.

In the books, The Giver and Farenheit 451 it says and gives examples of how people view things differently.
"'Why can't everyone see them? Why did colors disappear?' The Giver Shrugged. 'Our people made that choice to go to sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back. We relinquished sunshine and did away with the differences'....'We shouldn't have!' Jonas said fiercely" (Lowry 95).
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Here The Giver is saying that the founders of the community that they find themselves in currently removed the differences from everyone to keep peace between people. But Jonas feels that the people should be different and should be able to see color. The Elders destroyed Jonas's utopia by taking away the color and differences but that is what the Elder's utopia is. Therefore showing the different types of views between characters and the destruction and construction of others utopias.
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In Farenheit 451 the main character Guy Montag disagrees with the views and choices that the Government is making. The choice to burn books.
"It was the act of a silly darn snob. Give a man a few lines of a verse and he thinks he's the lord of all creation. You think you can walk on water with your books. Well, the world can get by just fine without them"(Bradbury 111).
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Here, Beatty, the antagonist of the book and Montag's old boss, tries to explain to Montag why he thinks books should not be allowed and who he becomes when you protect books. Montag disagrees with what Beatty is trying to tell him, Montag thinks that the books are something that needs to be in his utopia. This then leads into a fight which Montag wins by burning Beatty alive. This shows how Beatty is destroying Montag's utopia and contsructing his own.
Some views that are seen as good can come out to be bad. Others may look to the bad as good and the good thoughts as bad. Today, in everyday and everyone's life people argue and notice the different points of views between people. These views between people make a utopia and dystopia impossible to create.