1984 Vs. Brave New World
Imagine a world in which people are produced in factories, a world lost
of all freedom and individuality, a world where people are exiled or “disappear”
for breaking the mold. Both 1984 by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley’s
Brave New World are startling depictions of such a society. Although these
novels are of fictional worlds, control of the future may be subtly evolving and
becoming far worse than Huxley or Orwell
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cures ten gloomy sentiments” (Huxley 89).
Throughout 1984 and Brave New World, each method of control is
intended to keep the individual from questioning their individuality. By limiting language and literature, creating social classes and conditioning, these societies are able to accomplish their goal. Yet, as long as humans continue to desire to acquire knowledge, this will never be allowed to happen. For it is upon the strengths of the individuals that our entire society is built.