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Compare/Contrast Essay

            Each person has their own vision of utopia. Utopia means an ideal state, a paradise, a land of enchantment, your perfect place. A lot of authors have expressed their views on utopia in their novels. Some have done it by creating their own perfect world, while others have chosen a different path. They have selected to voice their opinions in anti-utopian novels, or dystopia. An anti-utopia is simply the reverse of a utopian novel. George Orwell is one of those authors who has chosen to express his views in an anti-utopian way in his book 1984. 1984 was a protest against the nightmarish future and corruption of truth and free speech of the modern world. In the story, Britannia has become Airstrip One in the superstate Oceania, which is controlled by Big Brother and the Party. The Party's agents constantly rewrite history. The official language is Newspeak and the society is dominated by such slogans as "War is Peace", "Freedom is Slavery", "Ignorance is Strength." .
             Unlike George Orwell, Thomas More uses a different approach to his work. Thomas has expressed his views on utopia in his novel Utopia. Utopia , originally written in Latin and later translated into many languages, depicts to be an ideal human society, the island of Utopia.
             Love is without a doubt one of the most powerful emotions in the world. Most people in the world who have experienced this emotion know that with love, almost anything is possible. When in love, the greater is his/her capacity for suffering, or anything else in that matter. The government in 1984 understand that eliminating love and loyalty is important in their continual process of domination over their societies. In Utopia, Thomas More's Utopian society understands the importance of love and loyalty. There is a huge contrast between the way love is treated in Utopia and 1984. In 1984 the government had replaced love and loyalty, with suspicion and hatred, while in Utopia it is treasured.

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