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We By Yevgeny Zamyatin And The Island Of Dr. Moreau

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Deep literature analysis provides insight in understanding all of the differences and similarities between two cultures. Slavic and Western culture have been seen as direct opposites throughout the 20th century due to the cold war. But how different are these cultures exactly? The novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin and The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells explores the philosophy behind human nature, ethics, and society. These sci-fi works have similar themes, but the differences in how they approach them can be related to their specific culture. This is shown through the use of comparing humans to animals and machines, the impact of control on the human mind, the way surveillance affects society, different states of consciousness, religious…show more content…
The repetition of the “none escape” furthers this idea. Control is another mechanism used to dominate the human’s behavior. In the “United State,” the societal governmental faction in We is said to control the two main qualities of humans which are hunger and love. This statement is proven by The Tables and the designated tickets to be able to have sex. Throughout We, D-503 becomes more individualistic the less he allows complete control over his life. As the novel progresses, the journal entries become smaller in length. As D-503 becomes more aware of his emotions, he is not able to express his thoughts. This results in less writing and less mathematical analogies that are prevalent throughout the novel. This shows that the less control that is being placed in the government will result in the loss of human mechanization. Control also plays a large role in The Island of Dr. Moreau. Dr. Moreau tries to maintain the creatures human behaviors through the use of control. A similar pattern is seen in The Island of Dr. Moreau because the more the humanoids rebel against Dr. Moreau’s command, the more they revert back to their animal instincts. The turning point in the novel is when Prendrick plants the seeds of rebellion by having the humanoids question Montgomery’s authority and having an indifference to him. Although there are many similarities between the two novels, they both view the
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