Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Brave New World '

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Totalitarianism diminishes the idea of individuality and replaces it with controlled and collective thinking, enforced by government officials. In George Orwell’s 1984, totalitarianism is demonstrated by the complete control of the superstate, Oceania, by the elite over every single citizen. Totalitarianism can also be seen in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, in which humans are synthetically made and conditioned for their predestined purpose on earth. The lack of individualism will lead a community towards a dystopia in which freedom is vanished by the uncontrolled power of the state. As both Oceania and the World State exist under a totalitarian regime both governments provide a figure head and mottos to maintain control over their citizens and keep them in check. In Oceania, the face of Big Brother is posted on every wall as a reminder to citizens that he is constantly watching. The Party tries to limit relationships between citizens so “there will be no love, except the love of Big Brother” (Orwell 267). The Party gives it’s citizens someone to love and worship, to ensure that they will remain loyal to Big Brother and the Party. Similarly, in the World State they worship their founder, Henry Ford, like God. In fact, they have replaced the symbol of the cross as “all crosses had their tops cut and became T’s” (Huxley 52). Citizens of the World States worship Ford as a God and wear a “T” around their necks to symbolize their creator’s innovative creation of the Model
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