Big Brother In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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HUXLEY VS ORWELL (ARGUMENT ESSAY, FINAL) In the 21st century, social networks and technologies play a major role in shaping people’s track of thoughts. Advertisements, commercials, and campaigns have the ability to brainwash people’s minds and make them believe and act in certain ways. This is what governmental systems such as “1984” and “Brave New World” practice in order to protect themselves from declining. They use tight and very efficient ways to achieve thought control. Even though “Big brother” government produces a similar standard of efficiency, Huxley’s government is preferable because it encourages its people to work but with less fearful impetuses, which is easily achievable unlike Big Brother’s strictly applied system. However, questions may arise about the system’s durability as critics stated that it might not last long enough. …show more content…

The motto of the city in this novel is “Community, Identity, and Stability.” However these terms do not hold the same definition we are used to hearing currently in the modern world. The implications of these three terms at that time was almost the exact opposite of what they should actually mean. In Brave New World, people suffer from lack of community, lack of identity, and lack of stability. People had no choice of where one should work in the community; they were assigned to certain jobs and positions right at birth. Additionally, no one possesses any sort of personal characteristics; no one has a unique identity, they were all the same. Their identities were shaped by soma; the drug they all took that got rid of all their individualities and made them all similar. The economy in Brave New World was more stable than big brother’s economy in “1984.” Nothing cheap was permitted in the market for purchase, only things that necessitated lots of money were allowed to be sold or produced in order to keep the economy eminent. For example, old clothes were

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