Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2023, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (2): 140-146.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2023.02.018

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Utopian Vision in The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five

WU Zhi-mei:School of Foreign Studies,Tongling University   

  1. School of Foreign Studies,Tongling University,Tongling Anhui 244000
  • Received:2023-02-02 Online:2023-03-25 Published:2023-07-21

Abstract: Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize laureate in literature, constructed two different worlds in her science novel The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five: one is an old and wicked world full of darkness, and the other is a new world full of imagination and hope. From the perspectives of utopia and dystopia, this paper aims to explore the author's utopian vision of a good society carried by the dystopian narration of a wicked world, thus revealing Lessing's concern and hope for human civilization and future world.

Key words: Doris Lessing, science novel, dystopia, utopia

CLC Number: 

  • I106.4