The Rubicon

The appeal of dystopia

If utopia is a paradise, then dystopia is a paradise lost. We read dystopia as a kind of manual of warnings, but can these warnings lead to progressive change, or do they only mire us in more fear and despair?

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor

May 6, 2019

Eever since “Lord of the Flies,” dystopia has been associated with the adolescence: something about the distrust in adult authority and institutions, a sentiment stemming from Vietnam and Watergate.