In this paper you‘ll respond to the notion of utopia, the concept and descripti
In this paper you‘ll respond to the notion of utopia, the concept and description of an ideal society — even if such a place can only truly exist in our imaginations (hence description). First, write a good paragraph that summarizes Plato’s Republic, the original utopia, giving us five clear details describing him/it from the class materials. Then research two other utopias, to provide two paragraphs apiece on their main aspects.
Choose from any of these:
Thomas More, Utopia; William Morris, News From Nowhere; Samuel Butler, Erewhon; Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward; H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia; B.F. Skinner, Walden II; Ernest Callenbach, Ecotopia.
Finally, describe what you would consider a perfect society. What problems would need to be solved, and how? You need to consider social, economic, educational, environmental, and any other areas that would be important and necessary. Obviously everyone has different ideas about what’s important and/or problematic, so there’s no absolute right or wrong. Nonetheless, consider the categories seriously over one or more paragraphs and develop your own ideal society!