1984 vs. Brave New World Essay

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1984 Vs. Brave New World Imagine a world in which people are produced in factories, a world lost of all freedom and individuality, a world where people are exiled or “disappear” for breaking the mold. Both 1984 by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are startling depictions of such a society. Although these novels are of fictional worlds, control of the future may be subtly evolving and becoming far worse than Huxley or Orwell could ever have imagined. Each society destroys the freedom of the individual through various controlling methods such as the denial of language and literature, a caste system and conditioning. One way in which each society controls is by limiting the language …show more content…
Each party plays a part in an endless cycle of control. The Inner Party controls and is out of touch with the others. The Outer party resents the Inner party’s superiority, while the Prolesare seemingly oblivious to their destitute place in society. As the classes are detached and busy, the Inner Party is free to create the future by destroying all evidence of the past. For example, if an estimated 10 million shoes are to be produced that year and only 5 million are actually produced, then they destroy all evidence of ever having estimated 10 million. They find all newspapers including this information and destroy them. The Ministry of Truth then prints a new estimate in the next newspaper, stating they over-filled their quota. The caste system is a way of manipulating the thoughts and actions of each group, thus limiting the power they possess to realize their individualism. In Brave New World, each person is chemically pre-determined and born into a certain class. There are several castes beginning with the Alphas, the highest class, to the Epsilons, the lowest class. Each person is merged into a certain social position in which they are conditioned to be content. As young children, members of each caste dresses in a distinct color to identify themselves with one another. They are also taught to dislike those who are different by the soft whispers played into their ears, increasing the gap between