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The Themes Of 1984 And Brave New World

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Vladimir Nabokov once said “It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail”. This quote connects to the themes of both 1984 and Brave New World. 1984 and Brave New World are both books about a totalitarian ran state. This also shows that neither of these novels care if there are lives taken as long as the world is perfect and everything is the same. Both governments in 1984 and Brave New World express how government control negatively impacts the lives of everyone. Also they both dehumanize people. One of the differences is that Brave New World focuses on scientific advancements…show more content…
Doing this process to infants makes it so that the government will have full control in the future because they will grow up just listening to the government. The final reason why having a dictatorship is because you have no freedom to do anything and if you try you may get harsh penalties or even be killed. In the novel 1984 there are also three reasons why government control negatively impacts the life of everyone. The first example of this is that there is no privacy between anyone “the telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it…there was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given…show more content…
In Brave New World people are dehumanized because of the Bokanovsky process. This dehumanizes people because there is no intimate connection between the infant and the parent because in this process everything happens inside of tube. The other reason why that is dehumanizing is because they are scientifically engineering DNA to get the result that they want. For example when the director succeeds on making ninety-six identical twins he says that they are machines and are not humans “ninety-six identical twins working ninety-six identical machines (Huxley 7)!” The Director also refers to humans as “Major instruments of social stability (Huxley 7)” The dictator trains infants and adults to only think about three things. The three things that they are brainwashed into liking are Henry Ford, Soma, and some kind of drug that they have, and lastly he teaches everyone to love sex. Another way that Brave New World dehumanizes people is they don’t allow anyone to have emotion about anything. “Try to imagine what ‘living with one’s family’ meant.” They tried; but obviously without the smallest success. “And do you know what a ‘home’ was (Huxley 36)”? This just shows that the Director didn’t ever think about how the people feel but he just thought about himself. The final way that Brave New World shows dehumanization is the way he raises infants. The way that he trains the babies is by putting very colorful
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