Similarities Between Brave New World And 1984

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Perils of the New World Order
In the texts 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the regulations and the restrictions imposed by the government leads to decline in the society. Technology plays a major role in both texts, the confidence of the people in these technologies eventually makes them surrender their humanness. In the novel 1984, the everyday lives of the people were monitored around-the-clock. Technology is also used to demolish the past, to make the citizens accept something divergent, a new present and the future. The central direction in the technological progress is not for promoting love between people or for the enlightenment of minds, but rather it is used for industrialization and for humanity to be the
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At the very beginning of the novel Brave New World, a production model invented by Henry Ford called as the model T is used to manufacture babies in laboratories. Where giving birth is considered outlandish, whereas the process of manufacturing babies in laboratories is thought out to be normal. "One egg, one embryo, one adult-normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide...Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress" (Huxley 6). The traditional family structure is merely broken down to a process that takes place in a factory and leads to division of people into different castes in the society. Cloning of humans is used as an adage towards stability and emotional balance in the lives of the people. But on the other hand in Orwell's 1984, the concept of families was corrupted by the Party and "[t]he children, on the other hand, were systematically turned against their parents and taught to spy on them and report their deviations" (Orwell 140). The feeling of love with another fellow being is curbed. Julia, the lover of the protagonist Winston Smith mentions that "[w]hen you make love you're using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy...If you're happy inside yourself, why should you get excited about Big Brother and the Three Year Plans and the Two Minutes Hate and all the rest of their bloody rot?"…show more content…
In Huxley's dystopia, there are "Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning Rooms" (Huxley 19) where some castes of children are trained to not like books and nature because "[a] love of nature keeps no factories busy...to abolish the love of nature, but not the tendency to consume transport" (Huxley 23). "[T]he World State’s motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY" (Huxley 3) is very judiciously upheld. To ensure that there is stability within the society, Literature has been abandoned, and books of Shakespeare and ancient history were destroyed. The originality of the people is wiped out by the monotonous work they have to do, as machines are used to perform most of the work. "The principle of sleep-teaching, or hypnopaedia, had been discovered" (Huxley 25) which involved playing of messages over and over again on a loudspeaker when the children are asleep as it was "[t]he greatest moralizing and socializing force of all time" (Huxley
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