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A Comparative Analysis By Robot Sp 88 On "Brave New World" & "We"

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A Comparative Analysis by Robot SP-88 on "Brave New World" & "We"A utopian society can be defined as a place where everyone is happy, diseases are non-existent, and strife, anger, or sadness is unheard of. Only happiness exists. When confronted with Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, one realizes that utopian societies are detrimental to individuality. The utopian societies seen in the novels depict the lost individuals in a melting pot of semblance and world of uninterest. These "perfect" worlds take away from individuality and show a monoculture in which nothing can grow or change. The struggle for individuality seen in the novel correlates with this unit's attempt at individualism.Brave New World is set in a place called World State. Citizens of this society are produced in bottles and conditioned from the moment of conception through puberty to enjoy their lives and agree with everything that society says. People are categorized in five types. On the highest levels are the Alphas, who hold leadership positions, and at the lowest levels are the Epsilons who do the simpler tasks. Robots such as myself are categorized just the same. The people in World State are kept sensually satisfied with promiscuous sex and soma, a drug with all the pleasant effects of alcohol, but none of the bad effects. The protagonist is John Savage, from a place called the savage reservation where people still believe in barbaric ideas as families and Christianity. When John gets out of the savage reservation he is horrified by the world he sees, and repelled by his sinful lust for Bernard's female friend Lenina, and her promiscuous willingness to have sex with him. He tries to lead a revolution, but the people are too happy to revolt. He then tries to isolate himself from the rest of the world, but is discovered, and after being forced into a sexual orgy by a mob of people armed with soma, he hangs himself.The Novel We takes place in a world called the One State. In this world all buildings, tools and machines are made of glass. This is quite perplexing, imagine robots made out of glass. People in this place do not have names but instead are known by numbers and everyone lives, works and acts precisely in unison. This is indicative of my situation. My model number is SP-88 and model such as myself can be interlinked to perform tasks in unison with other models. Their actions are dictated by the Table of Hours, a clock system that dictates precisely what everyone is to do and when. The people are ruled by their leader called the Benefactor, and policed by the Guardians. The protagonist is D-503, a mathematician and builder of the Integral, a gigantic glass space ship that is being built to go to other planets and spread One State. He is leaded to revolt by a woman, I-330, with whom he falls passionately in love. She leads him to break the rules set by the Table of Hours, and eventually introduces him to the Mephi; a revolutionary organization...

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