Fahrenheit 451 1984 And Brave New World Analysis

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The dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and Brave New World show Bradbury, Orwell and Huxley’s vision of modern society. The authors include ideas of fear, technology and pleasure in a way that predicts how they see today’s society. Although Orwell, Bradbury and Huxley have valid points of fear, technology and pleasure, Huxley’s vision of the future is the most accurate in modern society in his book Brave New World. Technology in today’s society is coming very close to the technology in Brave New World and to Fahrenheit 451 but not in 1984. The Director is showing his students how factory nurses put books and flowers in front of the babies and, “proceed to rub in the lesson with a mild electric shock” and how “ the infants shrank …show more content…
As Bernard is giving the Deltas and Gammas an order, he stops. Looking at the Gamma and “Bernard’s physique was hardly better than that of the average Gamma. His self –consciousness was acute and distressing” (Huxley 64). This is important because Bernard, being an Alpha, is supposed to be beautiful, and he almost looks like a Gamma, which is one of the lower class citizens. He feels that he is different. This is similar to today’s society because people carry fear in the world such as wanting to feel different, insecure, or isolated. Humans want to be accepted by others. Something that is not related to modern society is fear in 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. As Winston looked at the poster on the other side of the wall, he knew that “it was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. Big Brother is watching you, the captain beneath it ran” (Orwell 2). This is important because this shows that the government is constantly watching over the people and if the people do something that does not agree with Big Brother, they will get vaporize meaning that they will disappear forever. In today’s society, the government keeps up to date with one’s life but it is unreal for the government to vaporize one for doing something that do not agree with the government. In Fahrenheit 451 when Montag asks Beatty “how would it feel to have …show more content…
As Lenina and Henry listen to Calvin Stopes and his sixteen sexophonists at the Westminster Abbey Cabaret, “Lenina and Henry were yet dancing in another world-the warm, richly coloured, the infinitely friendly world of soma- holiday”( Huxley 77). This is important because soma is a drug that makes a person be happy for a period of time. It sedates, calms, and most importantly distracts a person from realizing that there is actually something very wrong. This is similar to modern society because of the use of anti-depressants and other drugs. These drugs help remove anxiety, have one’s head in the clouds and have genuine feelings. In 1984 as Winston is about to leave for work “he took down from the shelf a bottle of colorless liquid with a plain white marked victory gin. Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved himself to shock, and gulped it down like a dose of medicine” (Orwell 5). This is important because victory gin a strong drink and hard to swallow down, but Winston drinks it anyway because it is a habit that he has. Winston cannot stop drinking gin because he drinks it every day and it is part of his routine. He needs it to pleasure himself to feel good. This relates to today’s society because of alcohol. Alcohol is a type of drug that one can get addicted to if drank enough. When alcohol is part of one’s life it does not matter if it tastes good or bad

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