Utopia, 1984 Comparison

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Research Paper: Love in Utopia, Brave New World and 1984 Love is without a doubt one of the most powerful emotions in the world. Most people in the world who have experienced this emotion know that with love, almost anything is possible. ¡§When in Love, the greater is his/her capacity for suffering, or anything else in that matter¡¨ (Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life). The governments in both Brave New World and 1984 understand that eliminating love and loyalty is important in their continual process of domination over their societies. In Sir Thomas More¡¦s Utopia, his Utopian society understands the importance of love and loyalty. There is a huge contrast between the way love is treated in Utopia, and Brave New World & 1984. In …show more content…
The government in the World State understands that emotions are a dangerous thing to have; therefore, they have concluded that the best way of maintaining social stability is by brainwashing and training children from a young age to have no feelings. ¡§All conditioning aims at keeping the people happy with their chosen social destiny¡¨ (Huxley, 13). As mentioned, conditioning is used to make the people happy, this way they won¡¦t feel love or happiness, nor will they feel hatred or suspicion. ¡§I had six girls yesterday, one on Monday, two on Tuesday, two on Wednesday and one on Saturday¡¨ (Huxley, 141). The government downplays the importance of sex by encouraging multiple partners. As shown by this comment made by Bernard, the government has decreased the significance of love amongst the members in the World State. ¡§Now children, join in on the erotic play¡¨ (22). Since early childhood, children are taught to play with each other naked and to fondle each other. The society has eliminated love, and replaced it with constant sex. One example of how little the general population understands about love is demonstrated when John tells Lenina ¡§I love you¡¨. Lenina¡¦s immediate response is that she wants to have sex. The society has been brainwashed so much that they relate love only with sex. To the people in the World State, they do not understand what true love is. Another method of eliminating feelings all
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