His preoccupation with injustices indicated his desire for a perfected political regime that would promote truth, justice, and equality.
These are among the standard utopian ideals that date back to the ancient Greeks: tolerance, quality of education, women’s rights, natural religion, communal living, the brotherhood of man, a concern for virtue and justice, statism, and a hatred for tyranny., was that of the ideal city-state. Wells admonishes that in a modern utopia there is no place for the restrictions imposed by the geographical boundaries of the city-state.
Like existence, the poem projected itself into the future; it was, as Celan put it in his speech at Darmstadt, on its way.
He felt that the poem was searching for a place that was almost utopian in nature, “im Lichte der U-topie,” as he said, a place that he imagined as being open, empty, and free (8-99).
Yet Celan’s fantasy utopia, however subtle, is present in his work.
He envisioned this process as a continuing one, one that was forever unfolding itself.
Yet Celan was no revolutionary; he defined political revolution as a conflict to be fought within the individual, because it was individuals who peopled the society that would aspire to be utopian in nature. ,” there still remains some question as to the exact nature of utopia.
Celan’s social consciousness had been raised to the utmost degree by his personal experience with crimes against humanity under a totalitarian government.
Instead of portraying any variety of blissful utopian landscapes, Celan depicts a recurring vision of perpetual annihilation.
Far from being utopia, this is The End of the World.