The Pros And Cons Of A Dystopian Society

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If you know the names Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Tris Prior, and Four then you are probably one of the many adult and teen fans of the Hunger Games and Divergent movies and books. What is one big common factor between the two series? The both have a mutual theme of the dystopian world. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of dystopia is “An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one (Dystopia. N.d.). A dystopian world seems like a terrible place to leave, so why is this fiction topic so popular among our society? People are intrigued by this world because they wonder “What if”. What if our world turns into a dystopian world? This question is significant because it very well may happen. Theorists and Sociologists all over are interested in studying this possibility. The process of our world transforming is explained by the modernization theory. The modernization theory is the process of transforming traditional or underdeveloped societies into…show more content…
By looking at the modernization theory we can see that modernizing civilization is not beneficial but detrimental. The new technology, the government control, and the division of our society is what is going to cause us to come crashing down. There may be some advantages in the dystopian world, and it may look nice, organized, and fancy, but in the end, the world is destroyed. Many theories could be used to experiment the dystopian world, but modernization theory describes how society becomes dystopian perfectly. All the signs are there, this topic and theory just needs to be studied more. Now that we see it is a possibility of our society turning dystopian, the question is how do we stop it from happening? Again, this is another topic that could be researched and experimented on. Is a dystopian world in our future or will we figure out how to prevent this from

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