A Brave New World vs. 1984

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A Brave New World vs. 1984

There are many similarities and differences between Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984. With my analysis of both novels, I have come to the conclusion that they are not as alike as you would believe. A Brave New World is a novel about the struggle of John, ‘the savage,' who rejects the society of the Brave New World when and discovers that he could never be truly happy there. 1984 is a novel about Winston, who finds forbidden love within a society that is not aloud to love. In both novels the main character struggles with his society and government to change, which ends up in disaster.

Huxley wrote A Brave New World in 1931 in England. A Brave New World
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The two works greatly differ. A Brave New World is Huxley's expression of a fear that mankind will create a utopia by way of getting rid of everything that makes life worth living. Orwell's novel deals more with secrecy and paranoia. Huxley seems to feel that society is progressing toward a materialistic and superficial end, in which all things of real value, including the relationships which make people human, will be destroyed. 1984 was written as a warning against the results of having a totalitarian society. Winston deals with the consequences of his own mistakes, the crime of individuality and dissention.

"They were homes of the four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided: the Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts; the Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war; the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order; and the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty." (Orwell 8) Orwell's novel shows concern about more aspects of life, where as in A Brave New World, the God (Ford) encourages production and consumerism to keep their society going, and to keep their citizens unaware. In conclusion, the novels don't ask whether societies with stability, pacification, and uniformity can be created, because they obviously can be, but
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