Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Essay

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Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley describes a society that deprives human beings of their uniqueness and any sort of individual thinking. In 1984 by George Orwell, people are imprisoned by an oppressive authority that does not allow the individual to be an individual. Postman’s claim is that Huxley’s Brave New World foreshadowed the world we live in today by portraying the idea that we give up our right of individuality. Does Aldous Huxley describe his vision of today’s society more accurately than George Orwell? I strongly believe so. “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength.“ (Orwell) The INGSOC, or socialist party in Oceania constantly instills this concept. Doublethink is a concept Orwell uses in 1984 that forces citizens to forget all previous knowledge and describes the act of simultaneously accepting two contradictory beliefs as correct. War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery, both contradictory by definition but accepted due to doublethink. The government forces all citizens to accept whatever is taught to them while using surveillance to monitor societies’ every move in order to keep them in check. Orwell’s dystopian society may have similarities to today’s society due to surveillance technology and such, but Huxley’s vision of…show more content…
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