Essay on 1984 vs Brave New World

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1984 vs. 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. Both books were written more than fifty years ago, but far enough apart that society was going in a totally different direction at the time. There are many ways to compare these two books and point out the similarities. On certain, deep levels they are very much the same, while at first glance, on the surface, they are very different. One point that in some parts is the same and some very different, is the governments in each of these books method’s of control.
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Those fortunate enough to be ”hatched” more intelligent, are conditioned to dislike and like what the government wants them too through electric shock, high pitched noises, and other forms of non invasive torture. One generic way that all children are controlled is thorough a technique called hypnopedia, which is repeating things over and over during sleep until the words are memorized. So from childhood, both governments have control through not allowing the children any time to think any anti- government thoughts and filling the spaces instead with the thoughts they want to be there.
     The way of controlling the rest of the population is where a big difference can be seen. In 1984, the government relies on fear and total physical control to keep people in order. There are ways of spying on both people’s physical actions as well as there audible words, through either electronic devices or one of the many spies under payroll of the government. Their idea is that if anyone finds anything dissatisfactory with the government they must put up with and not show it if they want to live. Those who cannot follow this are “purged” of their heretical thoughts through torture and then usually killed. None of this happens in Brave New World because the government has altered everything so that there is nothing to be unhappy about. Even if there is a tiny dispute or problem it can always be solved by taking a
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