Essay on Utopia : a Perfect Place?

1016 Words Jun 7th, 2006 5 Pages
Utopia :often Utopia An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects, and an impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform. Each person has their own vision of utopia, the above sentance is Oxford's Dictionary's definition of it. Utopia means an ideal state, a paradise, a land of enchantment. It has been a central part of the history of ideas in Western Civilization. Philosophers and writers continue to imagine and conceive plans for an ideal state even today. They use models of ideal government to express their ideas on contemporary issues and political conditions. Man has never of comparing the real and ideal, actuality and dream, and the stark facts of human condition and hypothetical …show more content…
However, the events of the twentieth century have weakened that belief. Both cold and hot wars have followed each other in succession. Revolutions and civil wars have taken place and totalitarianism has become a fact that can hardly be ignored. Therefore, the modern age has become a time in which more dystopias have been envisioned than ever before. Throughout history, mankind has strived for perfection in every aspect of humanity, yet it has never been attained. There is a very thin line between perfection and disaster and result ultimately comes based upon the decisions made by people in authority. Leadership is a quality that can be perceived as positive or negative depending on the image the individual or party projects to the citizens in their constituencies. The governments of many of the nations in the western world are elevated into power by the polling of the general populace of a given nation. Elections generally occur on a regular basis in order to give the public a chance to review the current leadership and then decide whether the majority wishes to see them back in control or believes that new leadership will be an asset to the country. Leadership is important in reality and in fictional worlds as it dictates the situations the rest of society finds itself in. Society is somewhat controlled by the leadership of a country and is often mirrored by the literature of that era. A lot of authors have expressed

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