Brave New World And 1984 Comparison Essay

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1984 and Brave New World Compared A popular topic has struck many readers across the nation, a growing controversy with the comparison of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. In both pieces of literature the people believe that the society that they live in is a utopia in the eyes of the government. In 1984 the government is in all power and control the basic lives of the people including where they work, this is demonstrated in the book, "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four" (Orwell 163). Brave New World’s government as well seeked all power, however, Huxley had a different way of expressing it. 1984 tried to restrict choice, by having strict rules such banning sex for pleasure. Opposed to Brave…show more content…
Orwell feared the truth would be concealed from the people, he displayed this in 1984 by having “Big Brother” hide the truth from the people through media. Opposed to Huxley who feared the truth would be drowned in an abundance of irrelevant news. In Orwell’s novel, he illustrates to his readers that the government is always watching the party and members of the society. Except for the low class , they are not monitored because it was believed that they were not smart enough to rebel. In 1984 there was telescreens that not only gave government approved news and entertainment to citizens, but also spied on their daily public and private life. Huxley was more fantastical and daring in the new mediums he invented- movies had gone from “talkies” to “feelies”, allowing audiences and viewers to experience what was going on in the movie with some sort of connection to the nervous system. People in Brave New World are taught as infants to fear and hate things that they are to stay away from, such as, books for example. In 1984 Big Brother created newspeak, which helped eliminate words and the meanings behind them. The goal of newspeak was to make unorthodox thought

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