1. I do see childhood as that Utopian time in mine and many others lives. In general, we are in a more innocent and care free time. We do not worry about the trials and tribulations that come later within adulthood. We don't have to suffer through the stress and turmoil of trying to stay alive by working at a job, getting food, putting a roof above our heads, or having to take care of a family. Most of our issues as children are much smaller in scale. Even those issues, such as learning or grasping what is right and wrong, are ones that we learn in a way that we as children don't even realize. Most of our time is spent playing out our dreams, our imaginations. We are blissfully unaware of the horrors that is entrenched in our world. As far as we are concerned, everything is right with the world and all is as it should be. That idea is more or less the very essence of what a Utopia is, or what we would perceive it as. Of course there are exceptions to the rule. There are some children who unfortunately never got to experience this feeling of Utopia. Overall though, childhood for most was where there was really no worries.
2. As someone who was raised within the christian faith, I do have that idea of a Utopia (or perhaps I can only imagine it). Heaven is seen as our true destination. What we work so hard to reach for. Heaven is where the evil that plagues the earth cannot reach us. What makes seem so incredible to some of us is the fact that it transcends what we could possibly imagine as that Utopia. What lies beyond? What awaits us? What I believe that it could be or represent is something different for people. There's a concept that those descend to hell get their own kind of hell. One that pertains to them. What if we used the same concept for heaven? How mine would likely be one where there is no stress. That may seem broad, but a place without stress can applied to everything that makes life on earth very difficult. Of course, we could also apply an idea that maybe Heaven is the perfect home/nation/government for all the people. What if everyone was given what they could ever need and want. Everyone was left to their own devices, but everyone was fully able to do so without harming others. That is the kind of Heaven I would definitely hope to see.
3. Analysis of 1984: For the case with this novel, our main character Winston Smith doesn't necessarily demonstrate any particular Utopian impulse. He holds disdain for the big government (Or Big Brother), but he doesn't do much against the Big Brother. The one thing he does is he has an affair with the young woman Julia. This does count as rebellion due to the state's harsh sex rule that proclaims that intercourse be used for reproduction only. The Body here would be Winston, he does defy the will of the state, but he also feels powerless because of the sheer size and power of said state. The time(1984 of course) is one that has been damaged by war, civil conflict, and revolution. The the three super countries (Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia) are in tight surveillance of thought and stamp down anyone who dare's to disagree. The collective is the government and people itself. It's an atmosphere of fear, the people are afraid to speak their minds and the government holds and iron grip. What's the Utopian impulse? I'm not sure this one. If I had to make a possible guess, I would say that it is the need for the people to have privacy away from higher powers or anyone else for that matter. This, and the need to be able to think for one's self and come to their own conclusions.