Dystopian Society In Brave New World

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The societies of the novels 1984 and Brave New World are considered by some to be utopian societies based upon aspects such as very little crime, everyone having a place and job in society, and people believing they are happy. Others call them dystopian, because the citizens lack emotions and were lied to for the success of the society. They may believe they are happy, but they are not actually happy. Either way, the worlds of 1984 and Brave New World are run in such a way that calling them totalitarian could be mutually agreed upon. Merriam-Webster defines totalitarian as “of or relating to a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of the life and productive capacity of the nation especially by coercive measures (as censorship and terrorism)” (Totalitarian). Oceania in 1984 and the World State in Brave New World both revolve around having strict control over the citizens through censoring their thoughts and knowledge, making sure the individuals feel inferior to the state, and using strong …show more content…
In theory, no one would feel like an outcast. Everyone has a job in both Oceania and the World State too. This allows people to not focus on their own lives and what is wrong, but they can put forth their energy to the betterment of society. 1984 and Brave New World are prime examples of how keeping people preoccupied and unaware of what is truly going on can let a society that is run on lies continue. The Proles in Oceania were the majority, 85 percent, of the population. They could have joined forces and caused an uprising to bring change and a better world to everyone, but because they never had time alone to think for themselves, the idea was never able to manifest. The economy was also boosted in both societies since everyone had a job which gave them money to spend on goods and services provided by the