Conzalo’s utopia is seen to be a chimera, something impossible to achieve, something which will be in no place, the meaning of utopia. The
opposite of this is, of course, ‘dystopia’, with
its connotation of disorder, discord, disruption,
disillusion. Its meaning is the opposite of both
connotations of utopia (perfect place and no
place): unpleasant place – or every place. Therefore, the imaginative portrayal of dystopia shows us what is around us, what besets our psyches and our societies. To overcome this, priests and prophets, politicians and philosophers, artists and writers, on occasion try to show us how to attain utopia. Because of the human condition, this, however, is always doomed to failure.