Violence In Brave New World

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What is violence? Violence is, as described by Google,”behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. Strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force. And the unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by the exhibition of such force.” Both 1984 by George Orwell, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley have violence threaded throughout each novel. 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley are books written about how these two men saw their world changing and morphing into something they did not like, something dreadful, something alarming. Both of these books illustrate the way they saw their world’s future. In 1984, the Ministries and the Party control …show more content…

They promote drugs and sexual activities. The World State controls the way people do things such as the way they work, the way they make families, and the way they get married. The World State uses physiological and emotional violence to control the people of London, England. Although the World State in Brave New World does not physically hurt the people of London, they mentally and psychologically damage their minds. Brave New World and 1984 are both books about a dystopian society. Dystopia meaning an imagined place in which everything is bad, or unpleasant. In Brave New World, the people are controlled by excessive pleasure which leads to violence, and in 1984 the people are controlled more blatantly by violence. These two novels share very common themes, violence being one of them. Violence can be both physical force intended to hurt or kill someone and or the unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by a certain group. Like a threaded needle sewing together a piece of fabric, violence is sewn throughout both novels as a means to control the characters within the books. Though the violence takes different forms in each novel, violence is an ever-present …show more content…

The violence that is in Brave New World is not as obvious in the beginning of the novel as in 1984. However, there is always an undercurrent of violence that ultimately comes to the surface. The way the Savage, or John, bursts out into a fit of rage and anger, is one of the first signs of violence in Brave New World. He bursts out on Lenina again later on in the book. John attacks Lenina with a whip and a riot breaks out. This riot forms into a sexual orgy. When John wakes the next day and realizes what has happened he is upset and angry with himself, ending with committing suicide. “I ate civilization… It poisoned me.” (pg

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