1. The present situation is more of a dystopia. People aren't allowed to go out for anything but necessities, businesses are shutting down, and people are dying in hospitals because of this pandemic. Not only is everything going wrong now, the case numbers are also rising. A utopia represents a perfect society, one where everyone is happy, and everything runs as it should. Currently, many things are shutting down, people are losing jobs, and less and less people are happy. If I were to narrate a story based on the current situation, I would narrate it in third person. Third person in the past tense implies that it was a place that once existed. That the once great society turned into a dystopia and is no longer there. First person feels like it’s used to describe what happened to you, rather than what happened to everything. Third person gives the scale, someone outside the event is able to view it as a whole. A single person can see what’s happening around them, the third person can give the reader a view of what happened everywhere. The scale would really bring out just how bad the pandemic really is or was.
2. My favorite dystopian movie is Gattaca. It was about a society of genetically perfect people where people who weren’t genetically perfect had a very difficult time getting a good job and were looked down upon by the genetically perfect. I liked the way they made a genetically imperfect out to be a genetically perfect. They covered just about anything and everything that could’ve gone wrong. The thoroughness of it is what I really liked. The genres of this movie are science fiction and drama. The science fiction part is because of the “high tech” society that the movie is based in. Shuttle launches happened regularly, and computer systems were far more advanced than what existed when the movie came out. The futuristic society is based on genetics. The genetically imperfect being cast away from any decent jobs is what makes it a dystopian society. This dystopian society is another part of what makes this movie science fiction. This movie is also a drama. In the movie the character faces rather serious situations. The character faces stress from hiding his true identity as well as relationship problems with who he’s working with. The main character and his friend often had fights but ultimately met each other’s goals.