Comparing Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty Four And Brave New World

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A Comparative Analysis of the Literary Techniques Orwell and Huxley Employ to Convey the Dystopian Nightmare Present in Both ‘Nineteen-Eighty Four’ and A ‘Brave New World’ ‘Brave New World’ and ‘Nineteen-Eighty Four’ both share the commonality of war-seasoned authors. Subsequently, Orwell and Huxley were concerned with how society was heading, thus creating a novel each to highlight the potential nightmare possibilities which seemed to be arising. Despite both novels touching on this point, they both take different directions in how they handle the issue. Huxley creates a balanced society where it is sensibly controlled through the means of reproduction. Conversely, Orwell does not balance the population as well as Huxley. In Nineteen-Eighty Four, Orwell scaremongers its population through constant war, which according to the book, is an appropriate way to keep the status quo within society. Language in both novels is crucial to control the population. In Nineteen-Eighty Four, the official language is known as doublethink – meaning that two contradictory beliefs are held as correct. …show more content…

The Ministry of Peace is concerned with war and the Ministry of Truth is concerned with the media – which is manipulated in Nineteen-Eighty Four to give the perception that the government of Oceania is doing well. The nature of using a euphemism – downplaying something – allows the reader to make the connection that what is going on in this society is suppression, and it reigns supreme. Orwell takes this much further by creating ‘Newspeak’. This is an attempt from the party to arrest people based on ‘thoughtcrime’. The words needed to articulate such a thought will not be available. Former words have become obsolete, thus eradicating nuance and eliminate style. Orwell has taken it so far that you cannot even think about committing such a crime, making it a very difficult society to

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