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A DYSTOPIAN SOCIETY OR THE MORAL DECAY OF HUMANITY

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Author(s): Stăncuţa Ramona DIMA-LAZA

Journal: Societate şi Politică
ISSN 1843-1348

Volume: 5;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 40;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: society | dystopia | imaginary future | fear | violence | control

ABSTRACT
The present paper analyses an anti-utopic society,emphasizing the importance of individual liberty over doing the right thing asdescribed and satirized by British writer Anthony Burgess in the book entitled AClockwork Orange. This matter of choice and free will is characteristic todystopian societies which represent a futuristic universe in which the oppressivecontrol of the state changes people’s lives. It depicts in a shocking manner theeffects a dystopian society has over the individual. Dystopian characters makeuse of human weaknesses in order to set forth and to prove the destructivepower of authoritarian rule. Dystopian societies demoralize people, deprivethem of the ability of taking decisions while their personal desires either good orevil, are taken over by the state.
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