George Orwell 's Brave New World

1601 WordsApr 27, 20167 Pages
Throughout time numerous individuals have attempted to predict what the future holds for our society. If one was to narrow their focus on the past century they would see the works and predictions of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. Both Huxley and Orwell, as one could infer, composed novels that describe future societies and their inner workings. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, where members of society originate from a lab and who’s lives are pre-determined by the controllers. The controllers of Huxley’s futuristic society’s fundamental goal is to create an ideal community where every member achieves optimal happiness through the lives that are chosen for them and through the use of a euphoria inducing drug named Soma. The main question this novel poses is whether happiness or freedom is more superior. In George Orwell’s Novel 1984 society rests on the opposite end of the spectrum from that in Brave New World. The Government in 1984 is of totalitarian nature meaning it controls every aspect of its citizen’s lives from their jobs, friends, and even thoughts. The government achieves its fierce and tight grip of control on the people through the installation of cameras in the homes of its citizens and on every street of the city which are all monitored by the thought police. Orwell’s leading goal of his novel is to show how a once democratically controlled country would function under totalitarian control. Through analysis with the help of George Tirman’s book 100
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