Essay about Analysis Of The Novel ' 1984 ' And ' Brave New World '

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The struggle to achieve happiness is a common theme in literature as it is relatable to all readers. In the novels 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the characters Winston Smith and Bernard Marx struggle against government control in their attempt to achieve happiness. In both novels, the advances in technology and changes to social order aid the governments to form a totalitarian regime that limits human rights and make way to full control over the humans. Ultimately the government’s control of society through technology and mind control hinder both characters ability to achieve happiness.
In 1984 technology is used by the Big Brother to hold an iron grip on its citizens. Many inventions are used to limit language, in turn limiting individuality and some inventions such as like drugs and alcohol to distort reality. The ultimate invention in Big Brother uses to control its citizens is the telescreen. The telescreen is a tool of propaganda used by Big Brother to control its citizens. The telescreen is used to monitor and actions and speech of the citizens at all times, controlling all humans as the telescreens are present everywhere. In the book 1984 Winston talks about the telescreens and:
“It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that…

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