What Are The Similarities Between Brave New World And There Will Come Soft Rains?

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Composers present dramatic rehearsals of destroyed worlds in the future, run not by their inhabitants but by overseeing powers who use technology to control how the people live. Aldous Huxleys ‘Brave New World’ and Ray Bradburys ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ although having some similar themes surrounding destroyed future and the prevalence of technology, their futures are shown in very different ways, Brave New World being a dystopia and There Will Come Soft Rains being post apocalypse. On one hand, Huxley's Brave New World is under totalitarian control by The World State and gives its people effectively no free will and technology is what their society runs on. Meanwhile, Bradbury's There Will Come Soft Rains presents a future in which humans …show more content…

Huxley shows its being destroyed by a totalitarian government whereas Bradbury shows it as being annihilated by nuclear weapons. The future in which Brave New World is set shows the world being run by a totalitarian state where the people have no control over their own lives or actions. “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” In this quote, Huxley speaks to the idea that the people within their totalitarian society are slaves even though no one is forcing them to be. If they trade their personal freedom for stability within the system, they never have to worry about maintaining or changing their position. They love their work and how it keeps them stable so they never want anything else and just obey the system, effectively ruining the society's chances of ever evolving again. Contrastingly, Bradbury’s society is destroyed by a nuclear attack of some kind, creating an apocalypse with no human life. “The five spots of paint - the man, the woman, the children, the ball- remained. The rest was a thin charcoaled layer” This quote is referring to the shadows that are cast on walls behind people who are melted by a nuclear

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