1. I think childhood is a utopian time. I say this because childhood is a time where you’re seen to be essentially “care free” and able to do whatever you set your mind to. Of course everyones’ childhood is different due to different circumstances but the average childhood is usually like that. It’s where the most dreams about the future take place. Most kids truly believe you can be and do anything you set your mind to. There are a bunch of kids that will say they’re going to be an astronaut or a doctor and in their head that's what is going to happen no matter what. Also a lot of kids want to hurry up and grow up. They “can’t wait to be an adult” because they just think it will be so great and perfect. All of these are different reasons why I would say that childhood is a utopian time. Of course everybody has different childhood experiences and different household effects on their childhood but in my opinion from my own experience I feel it is a utopian time.
2. A utopian place for me would be me and my girlfriend sitting or walking on a quiet beach watching the sun rise, just talking about anything. There’s a few reasons behind this. The first would be because listening to the water, hearing the waves crash along with the birds is super relaxing. The next reason is because I love watching the sun rise, watching everything around you light up, and on the beach watching the sun reflect off the water is so satisfying. For me it’d be quiet because I’m not really a people person in all honesty. The last reason is because I’d be with my girlfriend. She’s the main reason this is a utopian place for me. I’d feel safe, and happy and like nothing in the world could touch me. It’d all feel completely perfect. She makes everything else around me stop, all I’d be focused on would be us in that moment and nothing bad that could be going on which is what makes this utopian for me.
3. I’m not sure if I completely understood the content of what we’re supposed to be doing with this question, so I read other classmates' responses and put this together the best I could. In the assignment from last class I used a movie called the darkest minds. The movie The Darkest Minds definitely has a utopian impulse. The main characters are trying to find this place where escaped kids can be safe and protected from being recaptured despite all the hunters everywhere. The body of this is Ruby. She is assigned the color orange because of her mind control abilities. In the movie they kill all oranges so she controls the doctor into marking her as a green to keep her life. She escapes and helps the others she meets after her escape to find the East River. The time of this movie is the governor's son waiting for someone to bring Ruby, the only orange who can erase memories, to him then waiting to gain her trust and train her before attempting to control her completely. The collective are all the other kids at the East River who were naive enough to truly believe that the son of the president who took them all from their families, was there to protect them.