DYSTOPIA IN DISGUISE
Lars Svendson, a Norwegian philosopher, once said, "A utopia, cannot, by definition include boredom, but the 'utopia' we live in is boring."
Utopias have to be perfect, no flaws at all, it can not have crime, disagreements, or boredom, as the quote above explains. In many books and movies today, dystopian societies appear as utopia at first, but always have flaws. This leads to the question, can utopian societies exist?
A utopian society can only exist if everyone thinks and behaves the same way.
In this case, in order to create a true utopian society, all members of the society must think the same way.
In this case, when the the protagnonist, Guy, and an authority figure. Beatty, talk about books ( which are illegal and burned in this fictional story), Beatty states "Burn all, burn everything" ( Bradbury 57). Beatty is explaining to Guy why books are outlawed. In Bradbury's utopia, knowledge and books are burned and shunned by the world.
Later in the book, Guy creates new opinions on his world.
For instance, "We do need knowledge... The books are to remind us what fools we are" (Bradbury 82). In this quote, the protagonist expresses how he believes books are important and necessary, going against exactly what society thinks. What once seemed as a utopia, became his dystopia.