Time For a Change

Are Utopian societies really as good as people think?

In a Utopian Society people do not realize just how dark and messed up their society really is.

Often times when someone makes a Utopia they do not realize how bad it really is, and when someone finds out how bad it is the whole thing blows up in the governments face.

A Utopian Society exists until someone decides that things should change.

First off, when people learn of how things used to be they realize that things are not good. For instance, in "Fahrenheit 451" Bradbury writes,

"Montag paced the floor and came back and squatted down and read the page as many as ten times, aloud. 'We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in series of kindness there is at least one which makes the heart run over.' Montag sat listening to the rain" (Bradbury 67). Montag realizes that maybe books are a good thing and he later rebels against the government because he realizes that things should change and that burning books is wrong.

In addition to this, Jonas's life takes a new turn when he realizes that his dad kills. As Lowry states in "The Giver",

"He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing," (Lowry 81). In "The Giver" Jonas notices that killing babies is not good and he finds out just how wrong and messed up his society really is. After this revelation he realizes that he need to find a way to make things change.

When someone realizes that their society is not good they rebel against it.

How can one expect to have a Utopia if the cons out way the pros? When a person finds out what those cons are they will rebel because they realize that the price to pay is to dire. The world is best left the way that it is.