Compare 1984 And 1984

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“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Both Orwell’s “1984” and Huxley’s “Brave New World” embody how history can be altered to fit an illusionist dystopian society. Within their fractured worlds both writers have created non-conformist characters; arguably to emphasise and bring contrast to the distorted worlds of “Big Brother” and Huxley’s vision of innovative London. Orwell decided to present Winston as a refreshing controversy to the frantic world of which the reader is exposed to. Winston embodies a lack of “hatred” “against Goldstein” Orwell introduces the reader to Winston’s condemned hatred for “Big Brother.” Which progresses and declines rapidly. Reflecting the quick change within…show more content…
Orwell, adopts a subtler acknowledgment of Shakespeare. “Winston woke up with the word ‘Shakespeare’ on his lips.” Whereas, Huxley uses a more romanticist approach “did he dare? Dare to profane with his unworthiest hand that… No, he didn’t.” Interestingly, both authors use Shakespeare to describe their male characters attitudes sexually, towards women. Orwell’s Winston doesn’t initially have any erotic urges within his dream of a naked woman. But is unable to vocalise the way he perceived his dream. So reverts to using the word ‘Shakespeare.’ Whereas, Huxley’s John who has read the full works of Shakespeare and is considered absurd, when he uses them to verbalise the emotions that language prevents him from doing. However, the authors contrast in their characters use of the additional language Shakespeare can provide for the authors protagonists. As Lena Gräf suggests, “Everything that is done in the Brave New World has the purpose of fulfilling the state’s motto: Community, Identity, Stability.” The concept of nature in relationships and birth; is almost taboo.
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