Is Society Becoming More And More Like A Book?

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Raekwon Thomas Mr. Nusloch English V March 3, 2017 Is society becoming more and more like a book? In both Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984, *daily struggles are faced by characters* concerning power used over people, lack of privacy and distractions. With the invention of electronic entertainment, internet, and forms of capitalism, which allows for the government to control all aspects of the lives of many, parts of Brave New World are based on scary and or fictional ideas that are falling more in line with modern history. In 1984 the government controls the society by using doublethink and through the telescreen. Use of technology to control society and “Ending is better mending” are recurring themes in the Huxley’s Brave …show more content…

Jackie Jura further explains that, “in our society, those who have the best knowledge of what is happening are the ones who are furthest from seeing the world for what it truly is; in general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion: the more intelligent, the less sane.” In 1984, the government uses the telescreen to control society. Surveillance is happening everywhere. The inner part cloaks their spying agenda into saying it’s for everyone’s own safety. First instilling fear and then cameras and microphones hidden all around the society. This is the ultimate control over a society. Getting the outer party and the proles to give up their own privacy to soothe their fears that the inner party themselves creates in them. Also, on the telescreen is media. The inner party keeps the parties below them attention focused on imposing threats. Anger and emotional fear responses cause the outer party and proles to abandon all reason and follow their gut feeling. The inner party uses this to create a false enemy in public minds. This is an example of “fight or flight” extend. Our top motivation is fear and it rules us very easily. One who is scared will not react to a situation by their own choice, but will follow authority and never rebel. Therefore, the outer party and the proles will stay well within the inner party’s control and do exactly as they say. Why fix something when you can buy a new one? In Brave New World, “Ending is better

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