Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Brave New World ' Essays

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George Orwell’s novel 1984 presents a prophetic vision of a society at the hands of a leader in power known as “Big Brother”. Big Brother manages to keep the people of Airstrip One under his command, through close surveillance and prevents rebellions with methods of torture such as in Winston’s Smith’s case. In comparison, Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley, describes a futuristic society where individuals are controlled and conditioned at an age of infancy. These individuals are given a predestined role in society and are controlled into fulfilling that role; as a result, everyone is stripped of their individuality and given an identity based on their categorizations. While both books take place in distinctively different time periods, both explore various forms of control and describe their effects on society. In both novels, the characters experienced different methods of control with the enforcement of censorship, regulations of sexuality and lack of individuality.

Leaders in power in both novels issued many restrictions and censored the knowledge of information to its members in various manners in order to preserve dominance. In 1984, Citizens of Orwell’s predictive vision were taught to hate and fear the outside world; their versions of history were altered, but not eradicated, which verifies Langs proposition that the success of a supreme power in 1984 relies on “the ability of a central authority to know at every moment, accurately in detail, what the…

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