George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four And William Golding 's The Inheritors

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“Selfish desire is found in the senses, mind, and intellect, misleading them and burying wisdom in delusion.” Stated by Lord Krishna in the Mahabharata war to Arjuna, this is especially true in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and William Golding’s The Inheritors. These classic dystopian novels illustrate the harsh realities of oppression and epitomize the selfish mentality of humans, which is to always claim power. The antagonizing groups in these novels, which are the Party and the Homo sapiens, respectively, develop several methods to fulfill their lustful intention of ruling eternally through misery and torment, and through utilizing comparatively advanced technology. The levels of these methods vary in both of these novels as the settings differ significantly; however, most of the themes being conveyed in both of these novels demonstrate their similarity between one another. Therefore, although Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Inheritors consist of some contrasting themes, these novels are similar because their societies control people through despair and technology for solely claiming power, not caring for morality. Firstly, Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Inheritors are related because the societies in these novels control people through despair. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Party constantly manipulates the minds of its citizens and rewrites historical records in order to keep them inferior and to obey the government’s commands. However, even if an individual revolts

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