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Title: Idea in an idea(l).
Authors: Yap, Han Ning.
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Literature
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: "We are told to remember the idea and not the man; because the man can fail, he can be caught, can be killed and forgotten. But 400 yrs later, an idea can still change the world. I have witnessed first-hand the power of ideas. I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them. But you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it or hold it. Ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain; they do not love." (V for Vendetta, Wachowski brothers, 2006.This thesis will attempt to answer the question as to what is the effect of the introduction of, or the planting of, an idea (of freedom, of perfection; of something more) in the minds of the people in an existing and functioning utopian and/or dystopian society by examining the novel "Utopia" by Thomas More and the graphic novel, "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The work will also attempt to untangle the intricate relationship between utopias and dystopias and their fiction by looking at critical essays written on the definition of these terms and their relative fiction, and determine their feasibility and their impact respectively in the reality that we live in.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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