Comparison of Brave New World and Childhood

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Comparison of literary elements of Brave New World and Childhood’s End
Ever wonder what is awaiting the human race in the future? Aldous Huxley once said, “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” (“Aldous Huxley”). And the doors of perception are exactly what the readers will walk through while reading these two intricate and imaginative novels. Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End, and Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, definitely express their extremely insightful projection of mankind’s future that has stirred much controversy among readers. Although these books were written by different authors, they have a great deal of similar concepts that provide an idea of what the future holds.
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The people from Childhood’s End have a stabilized economy, to the point where there is no more poverty, and machines replace workers for more efficiency, “Production had become largely automatic: the robot factories poured forth consumer goods in such unending streams that all ordinary necessities of life were virtually free. Men worked for the sake of the luxuries they desired: or they did not work at all,” (Clarke 64). As a result of that, people have more time and money for leisure, knowledge, and thinking. Also, there is a difference in the amount of emotional and social freedom. For example, in Brave New World,“ ‘Fortunate Boys!’ said the controller. ‘No pains have been spared to make your lives emotionally easy­to preserve you, so far as that is possible, from having emotions at all!’,” this contrasts the way of life in Childhood’s End because these people have been conditioned to have no emotions, no strong bonds and relationships, no romance or monogamy, no family life or religion ­ all manipulated without choice with the process of sleep­learning called Hypnopaedia (Huxley 45). For example, “‘Sleep teaching was actually prohibited in England. There was something called Liberalism. Parliament, if you know what that was, passed a law against it. The records survive. Speeches about liberty of the subject. Liberty to be inefficient and miserable.
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