The Road- Brave New World Compare and Contrast Essay

1895 Words May 8th, 2013 8 Pages
Differentiating Societies
It is remarkable how differentiated works of literature can be so similar and yet so different, just by the way the authors choose to use select certain literary devices. Two different novels, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, display these characteristics because of the ways the authors institute such mechanisms. Brave New World describes a futuristic era where humans are genetically manufactured for a certain job predestined to them before they are artificially created, and where common human emotions, desires, wants, and needs have all been modified to support a deemed utopian society where everyone lives and works together in harmony. The Road describes a post-apocalyptic
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In conclusion, Huxley generally uses his collected, connected syntax and structure throughout the book to display a calmer, informative perspective on the events happening as the story progresses as well as implementing certain stylistic elements to make certain parts of the novel stand out.
The characterization used by Huxley in Brave New World is one of significance and effectiveness for the point he is trying to convey. Huxley uses accurate, developed characterization and goes into great detail about the characters because this characterization ties into the plot. Since the theme of the novel reflects on how technology can change our world for the worse, by using accurate descriptions of the characters, their thoughts, and their actions, Huxley is able to more accurately show the audience how changes in a new society can contrast to the standards we have set for our society today. In addition, Huxley makes a special point to emphasize how material goods such as clothing can define a character in this society. Huxley purposefully establishes these simple social distinctions in characterization in order to emphasize the effect of the theme. Found in his novel, the following passage reads, “What a hideous color khaki is” (Huxley 62). This remark is made by an upper class woman who is characterized as better because of the programmed idea that wearing khaki is a sign…