Friday, 3 February 2012

The Dystopia- Dissecting a Literary Species

Often restricted to the space of that of a novel or play. Its implications have held paradigm shifting proportions as it exceeds the realities of reality. Converging on a political and social arena never before ventured.The culmination of the political theorists and the literary men, in conjunction with a gripping and riveting theme. The perpetuation of ideology within and around a realm bound by a passion for absolute governance. With a lack of opposition and copious volume of citizens at disposal, it has produced impressions and stances throughout the literary species. The Dystopia, has profoundly transfigured the social and political fronts, in conjunction with the public perception of political and social rivalry. Allowing the envisioning of a state that holds absolute governance upon the public mentality and the liberties we often overlook. It is the dystopia which has truly extended the boundaries of modern literature and doused it with the horrific and diabolical themes of mind control and pervasive means of surveillance. A literary model bent on a probable ideal for the near future. An ideal which shall foresee the international community bound by a single state, a single totalitarian governance and the repressive stances of that governance. From the revolutionary words penned by Aldous Huxley in his 1931 dystopian novel, Brave New World, to the gripping tale portrayed by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty Four, a literary species was invented and the public perception endured a paradigm-shift in its approach to the political and social powers they fall under. The literary species always been a myriad of essays and treatises, but with the inception of a dystopia, a more central and particular theme is being propagated. With the administering of drugs, the application of surveillance, widespread promiscuity and the ascent of mind control technique, the dystopian state reinforces its repression and unifies all under a single bureaucratic and oppressive banner. The sociological front has found refuge in the model of the dystopian state, often making analogies and comparisons between the conflicts of more contemporary societies and the dystopia. Meanwhile, the viability and feasibility of a dystopian model by many of the critically minded theorists. One may gather that with the rise of repressive bureaucracies, a trigger of the critically minded and resistant will be pulled, giving birth to the death of that state. Since the armamentarium of the dystopia holds mind control as a specialty, those opposing literary men and theorists take their stand. The dystopia as a literary species becomes approachable from a multitude of angles. Some would see fit in examining the political facet of the species, while others may seek interest in the economic and social implications. Constricting the proximity and authority of the dystopia as a literary species is provocative of a dull and unexaminable effect. The dystopia will become merely a theme, than a more grandiose and prominent political and social model. Thus, it becomes paramount to maintain and continually produce the literary species so central to the specialty of literature, for when a species such as the dystopia come to rise, the sole savior will be the very literature that brought it to such a state of prominence...

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