Compare and contrast the two novels as visions of a future that has gone dramatically wrong. Brave New World and were both written by men who had experienced war on the grand scale of the twentieth century. Disillusioned and alarmed by what they saw in society, each author produced a powerful satire and an alarming vision of future possibilities.
To start off, this essay will look at the main theme in both books. It comes clear in the book that there is an absolute dictatorship that is common to all the parts of our world. First of all, we do not really know what anything of what is happening around the world. What we do get out is that the world is divided into three: Oceania, East-Asia and Eurasia.
There are apparently always wars between these and there are always two against one, it comes clear in the film however that the war might not be as real as the state wants people to think.
All in all we do not really know what is happening around the world, so there is no evidence that states that there is a total dictatorship all over the world, if there actually is a world divided into three, or if there is something completely else going on.
As there are two completely different states in the books with two different views on how a society should be organized, you suddenly get two very different standards of living.
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon.
Alphas are the leading class and are on the top, Epsilons are on the bottom. Instead of dividing the society, they tend more to gather the society into one class and not in the positive way. They try to push all the people down to the proletariat, and to make everyone live on the minimum.
This gives the consequence that everyone ends up in utterly poverty, removing luxury goods and leaves the general living standard at a low level. There are of course those with privileges that guarantee them a higher standard than from the rest, we do not get any idea of how many these are.
The economic system in both books seems to be fairly similar: In both books each worker gets some money for the work they are doing.
This is very contradicting as the state owns everything, but still makes the people buy things. The workers do get some salary, and there are some shops where they can buy trinkets if they want to. There is something that strikes as common in both books, and that is that they both seem to like helicopters.
In both cases, helicopters are used as a mean of transport. As you can see now, not everybody has access to this machine: And they who do not, have to take to their feet and walk. If we start looking at the religious parts in both books, they do not share the same views.
Even though there is a religion, it is not much focused on in the book and is not really talked much about among the citizens. One thing that the state in both books have managed to do, is that they have urbanized the population. There is no longer anyone living out in the rural areas, and no one works on farms or in the woods gathering resources to the masses.
There is no longer any need for farmers, so to be able to get the rations needed they have to move to cities to work in factories. There was also a war that most probably destroyed most of the infrastructure in the rural areas, and since no one has any money; they have to move into the cities where there is still some places left to live.
They conditioned the people to hate nature, and that a walk in the forest is something one just does not do. Since everybody is living in the cities now, both states can more easily manage and keep control of the population. This also boosts the factories and production as there are more people to join the workforce.
The last point to be brought up is the military situation in both books.
Here the state suppresses everyone with physical violence, torture and threats. The state has a riot police and most police officers are heavily armed so that they may take out any citizens when they feel that they have to. Apart from a few differences one can see that the underlying scene is quite similar in both books: The grim future where our freedom has been taken away and a one-state party is controlling us.
Even though the theme is similar, the author of this essay would say that they are two completely different books and have not read both books if you have read one of them.
So if you as a reader find these interesting: Read both of them!This essay will then look at the book “Brave New World” and the movie “” (based on the book “”), we will look at similarities and differences between them both and then see how much “Brave New World” has influenced “”.
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Module Five If Brave New World was Aldous Huxley's technocratic purgatory, Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four describes a hell beyond Huxley's worst fears. Compare and contrast the two novels as visions of a future that has gone dramatically wrong.
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