Society is defined as “the aggregate of people living together in an ordered community” (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/society). Every nation on this planet is comprised of many societies which all differ in their own ways. As time passes, society itself changes. The morals or beliefs that a society once stood by overtime, radically change to form a newer, revolutionized set of ideas. Fields like science and technology reach their most advanced states. Members of a society can also change. In most cases, members develop according to the new rules or ideals that are of the norm. Some changes are for the betterment of society while others prove to have more negative impacts. These are all changes one can expect when time travelling. Although, one cannot prepare themselves for the societies I have recently seen.
Throughout my time travelling I have never come across two societies so strange. Both societies were of terrifying living conditions. One can easily draw about similarities to categorize them as dystopias however; the individual societies differ from each other in many ways.
The two dystopian societies differ greatly in aspects of individualism, gender relations, and social hierarchy.
The two societies hold opposing views on individualism. The first society was known as The World State. This society was one that gave technology a high, almost religious-like importance. The ruling class had all of the power here and there was a strict code of rules to live by, their motto being “community, identity, and stability”. Men and women in appearance seemed similar to ours although their women dressed highly provocatively, in outfits that outlined their figures. The citizens of the state seemed almost inhumane in their sayings and the way they associated with one another. One could never imagine the government to hold such significant amount of control over its citizens as this society’s did. The government, through advanced scientific technology,...