Aldous Huxley And Orwell 's Dystopian Dispute

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Huxley and Orwell’s Dystopian Dispute
This essay aims to note the various ways in which our modern times share, although diluted, notable aspects central to the dystopian cities in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and the setting called Oceania in 1894 by George Orwell. In both novels the reality of its citizens have been sculpted by a direct effort from the residing government. Their aim is principally at controlling the one facet that guides and motivates humans, their seeking of pleasure. Their approaches are extreme and are complete opposite from one another, yet strangely enough, both authors predicted and warned about a future that, scary enough, has common aspects that are easy to point out in our own society.
The issue that each novel concerns revolves around in which ways a government can bolster their own power while controlling their citizens. Since humans and their desires are what compels them in each of their respective directions that are commonly at odd with one another’s, this causes conflict in yielding a person to lay down their own self-centered motivations for that of the state, or in Huxley’s case, the greater good. The society in Huxley’s novel focuses on providing a complete supplying of all the possible pleasures a citizen could wish for all the while designing a citizen that is ignorant enough to not desire things the state cannot afford them, and or affect social stability, such as: having a family, monogamy, and, death. On meeting the…
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