Essay PreviewMore ↓
I noticed that they both had basically the same character structure. In 1984, there is the leading lady Julia, and in Brave New World, there is Lenina Crowne.
The main male character in 1984 is of course Winston Smith, and the leading man in Brave New World is a cross between Bernard Marx and John the so-called savage.
There are also two god-like figures in
the novels. I noticed this. One is O'Brien from 1984 and the other is
Mustapha Mond from Brave New World.
The basic ideas of the two novels are also similar. They have to do with rebellion against the so-called perfect new world and the sanctuary
they find at the end. John the savage found peace by hanging himself. (It
was hard to notice that, but I did. It made an excellent ending to the novel.)
Bernard found peace by being transferred to an island where things were different and supposedly better. Winston found peace by being brainwashed into becoming a person with a totally different personality so that things felt more agreeable.
A highly discussed topic in both of the books was sex. In 1984,
Winston felt like sex was a rebellion. He is drawn to his lover Julia because
she is corrupt and she enjoys sex, although she hides it by being a member of the "anti sex rally". In Brave New World, sex isn't looked upon as a crime, nor is pleasure. In fact, sex is promoted. As long as everyone uses regulation birth control and no one gives birth to a child naturally, then sex is considered perfectly normal. It is even promoted with the children who are decanted, which means that the Utopian embryos are taken out of the bottles in which they've matured. The sexual activities the children participate in is called "erotic play", in which they run around naked exploring one another's bodies in which ever way they please. It is designed to forestall any adult feelings of guilt concerning sex when they are older.
So that is one way in which the two stories differ. One promotes sex where
the other doesn't and actually demotes it.
I will now compare Lenina Crowne to Julia. Lenina Crowne is a girl who would be described as voluptuous or the majority of the Utopian society in which she lives call her pneumatic.
How to Cite this Page
"1984 vs. Brave New World." 123HelpMe.com. 29 Mar 2020
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Imagine a world where mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters are no longer a part of society. Imagine a world of lifeless shells of humans. Both Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and 1984, by George Orwell, portray such societies that have been degraded by the idea of utopia'. In such a distraught society it's no surprise that people will loss their humanity. For those characters that still had sanity, the impact of this world would twist their minds to the limit. To be human is to be able think and learn without any restraints.... [tags: 1984 Brave New World]
1201 words (3.4 pages)
- 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.... [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]
1737 words (5 pages)
- Comparing and Contrasting main elements in Brave New World and 1984 “Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment” -Mahatma Gandhi. In this quote Gandhi is discussing different elements of how power is maintained in a society. The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley displays a futuristic society controlled through pleasure, while 1984 by George Orwell displays the other side of the spectrum where power is strictly enforced by fear.... [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]
1166 words (3.3 pages)
- One of the longest standing stereotypes is that women are only valuable inside the house, and they do not have the mental, physical, or emotional stability that a man does. According to University of Lincoln Professors Sundari Anitha and and Ruth Pearson, the year 1929 brought a recession to much of England, and many women were forced into taking up jobs that were considered to be solely woman’s work. This often included domestic tasks or laundry. During the next two decades, women ended up staying in these roles and continued to take on stereotypical woman’s work.... [tags: Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four]
1271 words (3.6 pages)
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell, share common feature that the power holder uses advanced technology to control its citizens. In terms of controlling the masses, the method of technology use vary according to the hegemonic idea or ruling policy. In these two texts, the hegemonic ideas are completely different: Brave New World is based on an extreme consumerist society, and 1984 manages society based on totalitarian ideology. The difference in ruling policy for the society management has a huge influence on technology use.... [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]
1203 words (3.4 pages)
- Former president Gerald R. Ford once said,“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” This quote embodies how Aldous Huxley saw the future in Brave New World. He saw a world, similar to today’s society, where the government uses pleasure and a perceived freedom as a tactic to control it’s people. Through sex, drugs, and fabricated happiness, the people of Brave New World’s society are governed in such a sly manner, they don’t know the lack of privilege they face everyday.... [tags: Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four]
1004 words (2.9 pages)
- Brave New World and 1984 As I read Brave New World and 1984, I noticed how some of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell’s prophecies are becoming true. As science and technology progresses, we have the opportunity to alter few aspects of our lives, even though our freedom and privacy may be in jeopardy. In Brave New World, science allows babies to be artificially produced in a laboratory. Nowadays, parents who cannot conceive children are also able to artificially produce their children with the help of science and the genes of both parents.... [tags: essays research papers]
550 words (1.6 pages)
- When people read a book, they connect with the characters and what the actions of the characters. The characters allow the reader to follow the story in a way that the reader can connect with. Characters live in a different society from the society that the majority of readers live in. By reading different books with different characters and societies, the reader becomes connected to different types of life from around the world. Whereas Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984 both contain characters that enjoy their lives, those characters live in completely different societies.... [tags: Comparative Literature]
608 words (1.7 pages)
- Utopias in 1984 and Brave New World In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984, the worlds presented are utopic to the leaders and dystopic to society. This essay will compare and contrast the ways in which each government takes away the population’s freedom, what kind of security they provide and whether any of their citizens are truly happy. According to the author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, a dictatorship deprives its citizens of independent thought, thereby ensuring its survival, “The survival of democracy depends on the ability of large numbers of people to make realistic choices in the light of adequate information.... [tags: Papers]
1085 words (3.1 pages)
- 1984 vs. Brave New World 1984 and Brave New World, written by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, respectively, are both books that reflect the authors vision of how society would end up at the course it was going at the time of the writing of the book. Both books were written more than fifty years ago, but far enough apart that society was going in a totally different direction at the time. There are many ways to compare these two books and point out the similarities. On certain, deep levels they are very much the same, while at first glance, on the surface, they are very different.... [tags: essays research papers]
673 words (1.9 pages)
Bernard Marx and Winston Smith are two characters who are extremely alike. They both know that there is something different about them than from anyone else. They're rebellious and as far as they know, they might be the only men of their kind. They have forbidden thoughts and are considered odd by others.
Another interesting point is that both of the novels have machines that tell you things while you're sleeping. In 1984 it is the telescreen and in Brave New World it is called hypnopaedia. The telescreen is a giant tv screen in every public and private place that both transmits Party propaganda and entertainment, and keeps and eye on Party members, looking for traces of thoughtcrime. Hypnopaedia is teaching during sleep.
If I were to choose which society to live in, I would probably choose to live in the Utopian society rather than Oceania. Although both novels are extremely negative, I'd rather be safe and have fun and even be brainwashed then be hiding my true thoughts and living in fear.
Overall, I think both books were very cleverly written and excellent examples for what novels about the future should be like. I think the most common topic for stories is rebellion. Think of Animal Farm which is also by George Orwell. It has to do with animals rebelling against the farmers. The topic of futuristic rebellion is definitely used in lots of ways.