Harrison Bergeron And Brave New World Essay

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The Candor of An Authoritarian Government Controlled Utopia Government control affects lives daily, some more than others. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut are both satirical writings that take place in the future all over the world. In both writings, the government have completely disenfranchised citizens in attempt to create an utopia. Aldous Huxley’s satirical novel Brave New World and Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical short story “Harrison Bergeron” both depict the disenfranchisement and ultimate disabling of citizens by the government in effort to create an “Utopia”. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and “Gaza Rebuilding Awaits Palestinian Government Control” an article by Daily Sabah, foreshadowing is used to predict the possible effects on citizens and outcomes of certain acts of governmental control. In order to prevent the deconditioning of “the more unsettled minds among the higher castes- make them lose their faith in happiness as Sovereign Good and take to believing, instead, that the foal was somewhere beyond” (53); any citizens that showed the slightest bit of subversion were “Kept under supervision” (53), as said in Brave New…show more content…
In Brave New World, Huxley harbinges at a possible future in which the government controls every aspect of a citizen’s life, even their DNA, to achieve an Utopia. Huxley used foreshadowing to project the idea that any citizen that showed the smallest amount of insubordination would be kept under close watch and in some cases, murdered. “Gaza Rebuilding Awaits Palestinian Government Control” foreshadows the possible outcome of Gaza’s rebuilding if the Hamas stay in Gaza. It is conveyed that the Hamas, the extremist Palestinian government, will use the money to buy potentially harmful items, so the 5.4 billion funding towards rebuilding Gaza has been withdrawn until the Hamas leave
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