Comparing Brave New World And 1984 Essay

1610 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Freedom is not wanted when a person never knows what it means to be free. This is a thought shared in two pre World War Two dystopian future novels. The author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, presents a situation where allowing more pleasure allows for a more guidable populous. In contrast, George Orwell’s oppressive society in 1984, instills fear in its citizens through threats and enforcement by the Thought Police. Comparing Brave New World and 1984, the society of Brave New World is easier to control and as a result, they are more stable and more resembles the countries of today.

Rule by crushing the opposition with an iron fist or an extend an open palm with nothing but happiness to spread pleasure. Either way you gain control of the populous. There are very significant differences in the type of control seen in both books. The government of Oceania has created a social hierarchy within its “party”. The bottom of the social ladder is filled with proles which make up 85% of the total population. The next rung up is the “outer party” which consists of mainly of people who work in either of the 4 ministries. The top class in 1984 is the “Inner Party”. These are the main political figures which make all the major decisions for all of Oceania. The inner party controls the populace through fear. Winston Smith reveals the true enemy, “ In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a…

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