Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Brave New World '

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The three books, “1984”, “Brave New World”, and “Candide” all encapsulate similar dystopian elements but attack the issues at totally different angles. In “1984,” Orwell uses Big Brother and the thought police to keep control and reins on the middle and upper class, while the proles are left to themselves because they are not feared to rebel. In “Brave New World,” the citizens of the World State are scientifically created and programed to be happy and content with their status in the society. Soma is used to maintain this ecstasy and prevent unhappiness and dissatisfaction throughout the World State. “Candide” is the most difficult out of the three when deciphering the dystopian elements. The repetition of Pangloss’s idea of “everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds” is crucial to the story in that it keeps giving Candide hope in the most dire of situations. Robbing, sexual exploitation, and power are what make this world go round and conform to the idea of a dystopia. While these stories differ largely, the central themes of control, power, and ignorance are all shown heavily. Which protagonist
“1984” is by far the most interesting and detailed novel out of the three books. Winston Smith is a middle-aged man with not much going for him in life. He has a varicose ulcer that prevents him from much strenuous movement or exercise, a mediocre job in the Party, and no family or loved ones. The only thing he really likes to do to relieve his stress is writing…
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