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First names of group members:


You can use the following website for your answers:  http://www.elainefitzgerald.com/utopia/#Introduction


If your group uses any other links than the ones found at that website, you need to cite the link in your answer.


1. What is a utopia?

A utopia is a so-called "perfect world". It can also be thought of as a socio-politico-legal system.

2. What is one example of a utopia (a book, a movie, a song, a place, or a concept)? (besides the Community) 

The Acorn Community, Virginia. It was founded in 1993.


{if you finish early, make a link to more info about your example}


3. In what ways is the Community in The Giver a utopia?

  The Community is a utopia because they eliminated poverty, disease, crime, war, environmental problems, pand all the other bad things you can imagine.

4. In what ways is the Community in The Giver not a utopia (sometimes called a dystopia)?

The Community has one "receiver" that takes all the pain instead of the pain being spread out amongst the citizens. That is, in my opinion, unfair, despite the honor that the receiver receives. It would really be kind of depressing to actually be the one to take all that pain. The community also eliminated choice, which does stop many of the problems that we have now, but it makes the place mostly boring. Now all those fashion geeks only have one thing to wear. No one can decide what to do. It isn't possible to make more money than other people despite the fact their better than them. The Community is Communist. A good communist, but that's not the point.


5. Would you want to live in a utopia?  Why or why not?

I think (Hey, this is my opinion, so don't complain) that the world we live in now is great for me, that is, in my position.

I believe that if there was more money in the poorer states, and someone accidentally dropped an atomic bomb in Mexico (not that I have anything against Mexico, it's just the amount of drug dealers that are there) then we would be fine. And not to mention all governments changing to a republic and having a free economy. I would hate to live in a world like the community in The Giver, mainly because of the boring and set up lifestyle.


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