The Brave New World And 1984 Essay

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What would it be like when the famous authors Huxley and Orwell look back on our world and disappointedly smile and say, “I told you so”. The Brave New World and 1984 show us an image of the future, or better yet, an image of what life that’s 100% controlled by a government would be like. This paper will give you chills of what great people predicted for our world. 1984 is a novel by George Orwell that was published in 1949. In that time totalitarianism was not well understood and all the information that was understood, was based on Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. Orwell tries to define totalitarianism by showing how a country like England that once had so much freedom, could now be highly controlled by a single party in which is lead by the “Big Brother” in the book. The party exercises total power for its own benefits at the expense of the inhabitants (Orwell, 1992). In the Oceania society, all the people are under total surveillance by those in authorities, mainly through the telescreens. Monitors have been put to watch them in their homes and everywhere they go. The phrase “Big Brother is watching you”, constantly reminds people that the government is in full control over them. Big brother not only controls the knowledge of the citizens but also controls them physically. On every blank wall, signs are posted with a message that reads, “Big Brother is watching you” (Orwell, 1992). This, in my opinion is not the best thing a big brother would do. The posters have…

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