What Are The Similarities Between 1984 And Brave New World

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Dystopian describes an imagined place where everything is unpleasant or bad. In the two stories of a dystopian history, many different versions of time have taken place. The two books are 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both of these dystopian books show that society frowns upon nonconformity and standing out. The idea of being different being a bad thing also shows up in today’s society. Many examples show up throughout either book telling of how people who don’t think the same get thrown out or removed from society. Standing out is frowned upon in both books and even in today’s society and here is why. First, we will look in depth at how this occurred in Orwell’s rendition of a dystopian society.
In the book 1984
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However, this does not always work because not everything could be controlled. In the book, a savage said “But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”(Huxley 240). After the savage made that statement, they were treated differently for wanting something different than the rulers of society. They were no longer viewed the same because of their viewpoints that stood out from the others views. Earlier in the book John said, “If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely,”(Huxley 137). This just shows how people’s lives are affected by being different. If a person was so different that they were lonely due to being frowned upon by everyone, that must show that conformity was a big deal in society. All of these ideas also show up in the real world of …show more content…
One of the worst things about this generation is bullying. Bullying is frowned upon by society but it happens because that person frowns upon others. In school’s of this time, there are set places for people. There is the popular group, the nerd group, the jocks, the band geeks, and the people who couldn’t care less. Each of these groups looks at each other as lower than themselves. Every individual has their own idea of what being normal is and those that don’t match that template are considered wrong by people. In school, if you are too smart then you are picked on because society says you need to be average. Same goes with appearance and skill. Nothing can be done in society without judgment by someone else. All of these people are frowned upon because of how they “stand out.” So both of these books almost show today’s society in the area of standing out being wrong. In the end of everything, not being the same is considered a bad thing. Both books show a great idea of what could happen in society if one group gains too much power. These texts also give amazing examples of standing out and how this is frowned upon. Society of 2017, Brave New World society, and 1984 society all have that same theme in common. The only way to change this thought of our society is to change our views. Are you up for that

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