1. For the question do you see childhood as a utopian time, I believe I do. I also agree that you are “more alive” during your childhood. Here is why. As a child we look to the future with the highest of expectations and the biggest hopes and dreams for our future lives. We are innocent to the wrongs of the world and of people around us. We, more or less, see the world as perfect, full of opportunities and dreams. We dream of being an astronaut and traveling to different planets, being a doctor, or maybe as a child you hoped and dreamed you were going to stay with your parents your whole life. At that young age we do not realize the realities of life. Yes, it is possible to be an astronaut or a doctor, but many children’s’ dreams change as they grow, and these hopes and dreams get smaller. When we are young, we do not realize that life does not last forever and mom and dad may not be around for as long as we hoped. But as a child’s that is your one hope and dream in life! As such young children we live through these dreams, they are all we know. We long for the day they can come true!
2. I am a definite homebody, though I do love to travel, so the first place that I think of us home. For me a utopian place would have a minimalistic setting, lots of large windows where every room is filled with light, those windows would almost always be open allowing the breeze into the house, the feeling of space in every room with high ceiling and large walkways. For me, this setting is relaxing. When you only have what you need, there is minimal clutter, less to clean, and it creates a peaceful sight to see every day. When all you see is things, darkness, closed in walls, it creates a dark mental state. I feel trapped, like I am stuck somewhere. I long to see free, be able to move, my brain not feel trapped inside a small dark box with no windows or way out. This mental picture I have created is what I would say is my dream home. I want the place where I will spend the majority of my time here on earth to be light, airy, joyful, and free. I do not want this place it to feel small, dark, full, and confined.
3. I believe that The Hunger Games has very large and obvious Utopian Impulses. Throughout the entire series we see responses to their social conditions, and they are attempting transform their living conditions. We see multiple representations of Katniss making attempts through her actions against the Capitol and President Snow in the hopes of reconstructing a new society.