Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, And Brave New World Analysis

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Throughout history many societies have attempted to control the uncontrollable, one of the most basic parts of human nature, the thirst for knowledge. And it is with books such as Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Giver by Lois Lowry and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; that readers can witness the complications of living in a society dystopian society, where everything is being controlled by an outside force. This project will seek to explore how authors across different times have foreseen the despotic future of humanity. And so, this protect will attempt to compare the predictions made in the literary pieces Fahrenheit 451, The Giver and Brave New World to see just how well did the authors of our past envisioned our future.
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Brave New World, The Giver and Fahrenheit 451 all share a similar beginning, in that, these books present a society where people have voluntary or involuntarily given up some or all of their individual freedoms to achieve a state of ‘happiness’. In this books, it is the people in their societies that have decided to think for themselves, to recuperate some of their lost freedoms, that are presented as unhappy, troubled by their existence and worried about their lives (their past, present and future). And so, the authors of this novels put forth an interesting question, wether it is better to be free or to be happy, ultimately asking wether it is better to posses knowledge, even if it is detrimental in some respect, or to be ignorant and simply follow the predetermined paths assigned to all individuals in a society (paths that turn an individual into just another part of their …show more content…
In Brave New World for example, children are grown off of surgically removed ovaries that produce ova that are later fertilized in artificial receptacles. And this eggs are not to create individuals ,which would then not be so bad, as the eggs then go through the “Bokanovsky Process,” which involves shocking an egg so that it divides into up to ninety-six identical embryos, which then grow up to be ninety-six identical human beings. This lab grown humans then undergo further attempts to control human nature, as they are conditioned during childhood to comply with specific roles that fall on them as members of a strict cast system that is assigned to them before birth. The conditioning applied to this babies being anything from

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