Middle Class In Huxley And Orwell's Brave New World

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In Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984 both tell tales of a society where the middle class ceases to exist. Neither of these books portrays a middle social class and thus the boundaries between the rich and the poor is evident. Huxley and Orwell warn of the middle class in the social hierarchy and how a buffer is needed in a social hierarchy in order to maintain a satisfied nation by envisioning a disastrous future where the buffer is not present. By applying the same idea today, one is able to witness the economical effect that ensues upon the middle class in first world countries such as the United States. Huxley and Orwell’s warning came true to a certain extent where the middle class today suffers from the economical repercussions caused by the very laws created by the government. The…show more content…
An analysis of twenty first century middle-income class reveals several challenges facing the middle class: the machination of jobs and the inflation of property.
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