A Comparative Essay Between 1984 and Brave New World

It is interesting to notice, before anything, the similarities between Brave New World and 1984. Firstly and somewhat obviously, they are both prophetic novels, they have been both written in turbulent instances, both suffering modifications that might revert the future of the world.

When 1984 was written, the world had simply gotten out of a second war and the shocking rise of communism and their totalitarian authorities was horrifying a lot of the western world. In George Orwell’s novel, the primary concern seems to be the overtaking of a supreme, socialist totalitarian government/dictatorship.

On the opposite hand, when Brave New World was written, the world had just been swept by a wave of mass production and consumerism, and that too is mirrored in Aldous Huxley’s ultra-modern, test-tube baby, sleep-taught society.

That is precisely what makes the two novels so alike and so completely different on the similar time. To begin with each authors forecast a society of obedience and compliance, but on one hand, the Brave New World can additionally be pushed by consumerism and high superior expertise and drug abuse (soma, to ensure the happiness of the masses), ” ‘Now- such is progress- the old males work, the old men copulate, the old males haven’t any time, no leisure from pleasure, not a moment to take a seat down and think- and even by some unfortunate probability such a crevice of time should yawn within the solid substance of their distractions, there’s all the time some, delicious soma half a gramme for half a holiday […] returning once they find themselves on the other side of the crevice, secure on the strong floor of daily labour and distraction…””.

Whilst 1984 is a bare, struggle stricken place with food rations and the like, “Outside, even through the shut window-pane, the world appeared chilly. Down the road little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn papers into spirals, and though the solar was shinning and the sky was blue, there seemed to be no color in something, besides in the posters that were plastered in all places.”

Both novels additionally comparable within the aspect that almost all inhabitants don’t seem to see an issue with the world they stay in, most comply and obey, in Brave New World, most consume, but in both novels, there are the odd sheep. In Brave New World Bernard Marx, ” ‘But he’s so ugly!’ […] ‘And then so small.’ Fanny rebels as a outcome of he doesn’t fit in made a grimace; smallness was so horribly and usually low-caste.” In 1984, Winston Smith rebels as a outcome of he doesn’t accept, “to the longer term or the previous, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and don’t live alone- to a time when fact exists and what’s done cannot be undone. From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, kind the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink-“. says Winston.

Both novel appear to painting societies divided into castes, in 1984 there are three of them the ‘proles’, the ‘outer Party’ and the ‘inner Party’, the ‘proles’ are the uneducated lots, the ‘outer party’ are the medium working class, and the ‘inner party’ are the controllers. In Brave New World, the castes are a bit extra literal, four in complete, Alphas, intelligent and delightful, have the high positions, Betas, not quite as ‘perfect’ as the Alphas, Gammas, a half of the uneducated lots and eventually Epsilons, comparable in IQ to oysters, the workers and cleaners.

Both novels could be thought to be ‘novels that changed history’, that’s, when they had been written it seemed that issues had been headed in the direction that both novels pointed out, and a few folks thought-about that it was the novels that ‘opened people’s eyes’ and confirmed them the best way. However, many other people appeared to think that both had been equally excessive to have really concretized themselves.

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