Manipulation In Brave New World And 1984 Essay

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Manipulation and control depicted by Aldous Huxley and George Orwell (Brave New World vs. 1984) The purpose of this essay is to describe and analyze the manipulation and control apparatus as depicted by Aldous Huxley and George Orwell in their dystopian books Brave New World and 1984. I will be looking into elements of similarity but also in what makes these books so unique and oddly disturbing, also creating a parallel with the “real” world. Both books present a future society, a Utopian one where one common element is present: brainwashing of the people. People are “programmed”, taught and even imposed how to think in order to live a life of ignorance, incertitude, where no one puts any questions and all live “happily”. Unlike George Orwell’s book, Brave New World depicts a higher level of state control and manipulation through the fact that they are controlling birth rate and purpose. This is I consider to be the ultimate level of control, much more disturbing than a totalitarian regime or the “Big Brother” of George Orwell. In both books there is a similar element: the dehumanization of human nature and the alteration of its thinking. Huxley presents in his Utopia the fact that people have friends and a sense of security but have the…show more content…
Huxley depicts the savagery reservation, with people half savage, half Utopian. George Orwell does not depict such a thing, but conclusions about this can be easily drawn. The total control and manipulation of human thinking can bring human nature in a savagery state. Emotions and liberal thinking are at the basis of modern man, depriving him of his fundamental features may bring human kind to a savagery state. Evolution and technological development do not necessarily mean and advanced man on the evolution scale, but a savage living in a developed world, without evolved critic sense and own

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