Name Here Professor Name 5 Dec. 2011 Regulated Societies in a Brave New World and Animal Farm The classic novels “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley and “Animal Farm” by George Orwell both encompass startling views of totalitarianism in the worlds that develop within each book’s pages…
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Although the texts utilize the method of totalitarianism in different ways, the themes of these books are intertwined due to the fact that they both include controlling governments. In “Brave New World,” the machine of totalitarianism gives a state control of technology and medical intervention to essentially remove all individual choice from society. This mantra is seen in vaccine worker Lenina Crowne’s statement, “When the individual feels, the community reels” (Huxley 94). By using technology and medical practices to control society, this text hints at the prospective reality the world could face if state or government control became too involved and crossed into the medical realm. Comparatively, in Animal Farm, the text demonstrates how the animals understand that man is an entity that needs to be overthrown. This sentiment is seen in chapter one, “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work. He gives back to them the bare minimum that will keep them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself” (Orwell 7). ...
In Brave New World, the phrase “Community, identity, stability” represents the mantra that the government attempts to force onto citizens to diminish individuality (Huxley 1). This mantra coincides with the underlying sentiment of Animal Farm as seen in chapter one, “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades” (Orwell, 1) Both texts introduce their readers to mantras of domination as focal points within the story. Along with the alternating types of totalitarianism and the mantras they produce, the final comparison between the two literary works lies in the notion of fear of change. In Brave New World, the fear of change causes the controlling forces to attempt to create a utopia-type of society where science is monitored to prevent unintended discovery. The problem of this way of thinking is that it prohibiting science in search for truth destroys the process of discovery altogether. World Controller Mustapha Mond highlights this notion in his statement, “We can’t allow science to undo it’s own good work,” (Huxley 227). In Animal Farm, breaking free from the fear of change is the catalyst to gain control from the humans who are running the world around them. Once the animals had gained control of their world, the fear of losing it weighed heavy on their minds as seen in Chapter 9; “Besides in those days they were slaves and now they were free, and that made all the difference...” (94). Through both of these texts, it is clear that the fear of change represented within each work binds each book’s view of totalitarianism
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A Comparative Essay on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Animal Farm by George Orwell It is very important to learn lessons from history and take them into consideration in order to avoid the same mistakes in our contemporary society. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Animal Farm by George Orwell are the best books if it is necessary to study the negative impact of communism upon human life.
In the ‘Brave New World’ the elements of irony is found in his plot construction, his characterization, and his presentation of situation and the structure of the novel. The choice of the title ‘Brave New World’ itself is ironical. The world presented by him is neither ‘brave’ nor ‘new’, but simply disgusting.
King Lear shows man as a cruel being, and his society rife with lies and deception. King Lear’s two daughters, Goneril and Regan professed their love for their father but once they got what they wanted, they forgot their promises, tried to bribe him into letting go of all his staff, and left him out in the storm when he refused.
Both writers used their characters as a mouthpiece for expressing their ideas. Both the writers were fierce opponents of political oppression and social injustice and that was well grounded in their own life experience. The books successfully used propaganda by the powerful manipulation of language to cause distractions in the minds of listeners.
The paper will draw attention to this theme used in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Animal Farm by George Orwell. There is a strong element of projecting a world where the few in power manipulate language to control the masses by the use of technology, dishonesty through distortion of rhetoric and by class stratification. In both the novels, there is struggle for power and wealth, for survival and diktat through jousting.
The author insists that the main theme is, Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects individuals. According to the theme of this paper, scientific research is not all about good things or advantages but there are some little disadvantages attached to it.
According to the paper, Kass abrasively states that there is that need due to nature that compel the humanity to decide on the issues not less than whether humanity procreation is to be terminated or it should remain. Additionally, it is whether children are going to be obtained by placing orders rather than begotten.
One would say that both of these books depict the future world as a dreary place within which to live because the means through which the hums society interacts within them is very different from what is the case today. The interaction between human beings has traditionally been the means of transmitting knowledge from one generation to another, but this is not the case because in these societies, the fact that humans are able to interact does not mean that they learn anything from one another.
The governments use different tactics of manipulation, the Party from "1984" uses torture to subdue those who might oppose it, Utopia of "Brave New World" controls people by showering them with pleasure, which is ultimately more effective because pleasure-based control makes the victim want to feel good by submitting to it.