Utopia and "The Tempest"

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A utopia is defined as a perfect society. In order to create such a place there would have to be an equal division of chaos and order. Some examples of this can be seen in the play "The Tempest". When people are thrown onto an island with complete anarchy and no authority figure, human instinct takes over and the ability to decipher between right and wrong completely disappears. The following essay will depict the perfect utopia and examples in both "The Tempest" and in real life history that shows it would work.

The perfect utopia would have to involve a combination of both chaos and order. In the society that we live in now there is a set and defined line of what we can do with our free will, and where the line is set. If we cross that line with any of our actions then we will be punished by the law (a.k.a.

The Man). In the perfect utopia the constitution would mean exactly what it said. For example, in the American constitution it says that we have the free of speech. However we can obviously not say what we really want because some people may find it inappropriate or obscene. This is when organizations such as the FCC come around and slap restrictions on what we can and can't say in the media. This act directly conflicts with the freedom of speech amendment. Also, if you are caught "bashing" someone's name or reputation you can get sued for slander. Once again this is in direct conflict with the freedom of speech amendment. The perfect utopia would have a constitution that said exactly what one was allowed to say and where.

An example from "The Tempest" where freedom of speech was wrongly interpreted is when King...