Brave New World Essay

1120 Words Oct 12th, 2015 5 Pages
The Longer Lasting World

Brave New World and 1984 are two novels that both take place in a totalitarian world; however the two worlds are very different. Huxley explains a world where the only things that are forbidden is having babies, being unhappy/questioning the state, and refusing to do the jobs and duties assigned to them. Contrastingly, 1984 is much more restrictive in the fact that they have complete control over the people, not allowing them to find love, not giving them privacy, nor allowing them to think badly about the government. Furthermore, in 1984 the government puts effort in inducing fear in the citizens by saying that they are in war, and they also use threats of torture if someone steps out of line, even in the
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In its smutty absurdity the situation was irresistibly comical. (Huxley 161)
The fact that Hemholtz “guffawed” means that he found the whole scene obscured to the point that it humoured him. Additionally the fact that he called Juliet “idiotic” for loving Romeo indicates that he does not believe in love and devotion. He even said the whole scene was irresistibly comical. This proves that the society is brainwashed and taught at a young age that there is no such thing as love and are trained to think of it as a disgrace. Orwell’s novel portrays sex as not beneficial to the government and thus it is illegal, unless it occurs between a married couple (which the government arranges) in order to have children, in that case they encourage it because they need more citizens. This is also where the two worlds differ. In Huxley’s world, the state has total control over the population because they are all test tube babies; the only thing that can threaten this is if people start getting pregnant, then they will lose their control, which is why it is illegal to have a family or to love, so that this is prevented. However in Brave New World they make the people believe that love is bad at a young age, where as in 1984 they don’t; this ensures happiness in Huxley’s world, but misery in Orwell’s. Furthermore both societies use technology as a way of control, and both societies are very dependent on it. In Orwell’s world, we see the use of telescreens, whereas

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