Huxley wrote A Brave New World in the third person so that the reader could be allotted a more comprehensive view of the activities he presents. His characters are shallow and cartoon-like (Astrachan) in order to better reflect the society in which they are entrapped. In this society, traditional notions of love and what ideally should result have long been disregarded and despised, "Mother, monogamy, romance.
Many of the Brave New World's are intended to “save” its citizens from anything unpleasant by depriving them of the opportunity to miss anything overly pleasant.
Orwell's work rings more sharply of secret police paranoia. Indeed, Winston is taken to room 101, while Bernard is merely transferred to an uncomfortable location. The hypocrisy is much more evident within A Brave New World as well, owing to the controller's having had a son.
1. Astrachan, Anthony 1932 Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. 8 Copyright 1984 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Electronically Enhanced Text 8 Copyright 1993, World Library, Inc.
The two works vary greatly, A Brave New World is the Huxley's expression of a fear that mankind will create a utopia by way of foregoing all that makes life worthwhile.
Within the novels, 1984 by George Orwell, The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley the Governments have taken society's freedom away and all that remains are the memories of what life was like before the changes; the main characters are constantly using the past as a way to survive through...
Oceania in 1984 and The World State in Brave New World both depict distinct worlds in which the citizens are oppressed by their respective governments.
Although both of the two totalitarian societies are based on plausible premises, the Utopia depicted in Brave New World still has a chance of appearing today, while the Big Brother-dominated society created by Orwell, being based to some extent on the totalitarian societies that existed at the time of the book's inception, is simply obsolete.
Brave New World
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Brave New World remains more believable in modern times because the events that led up to the creation of Huxley's Utopia have the greater chance of occurring tomorrow....
Whereas Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984 both contain characters that enjoy their lives, those characters live in completely different societies....
According to the author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, a dictatorship deprives its citizens of independent thought, thereby ensuring its survival, “The survival of democracy depends on the ability of large numbers of people to make realistic choices in the light of adequate information....
Brave New World 1984 and Brave New World, written by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, respectively, are both books that reflect the authors vision of how society would end up at the course it was going at the time of the writing of the book.
The main male character in 1984 is of course Winston Smith, and the leading man in Brave New World is a cross between Bernard Marx and John the so-called savage.
The governments in both Brave New World and 1984 understand that eliminating love and loyalty is important in their continual process of domination over their societies....