Josh Jacobs February 2, 2014
Part 2: Analytical Essay
Different societies have risen and fallen in the common search for the “perfect” civilization. In the books 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, both authors portray a dystopian society with some troubling similarities. Orwell and Huxley each stress the use of power to control the masses. This influence is always situated with a small group of individuals that uses it to control every aspect of the people’s lives. Using such a method brings to mind a severe totalitarianism of rigid control that terminates individuality. Each society makes use of a caste system. Each caste has certain tasks and rules it must follow. Any sign of individuality is immediately disciplined and the societies are set up so the people will never question the morals or humaneness of their situation. Such concepts have been stopped from common thought so the people in power remain in power. Religion has been eliminated and logical thought have been destroyed. The days are continuously filled with worthless everyday jobs and a wish to be alone is considered a dangerous. In both books the main characters rebel against the established government but in the end they surrender to the governments rules and basically die as a person as in the case of 1984 or literally in Brave New World. Each character felt there was something wrong and tried to get other people to notice it as well and finally took a physical action to stand up for what they believe in. Winston and John were forced to rebel in different ways based on the nature of the society they lived in.
Winston went about defying the party by secretively writing a diary, having a love affair and joining the brotherhood. When he was caught instead of just punishment they eventually succeeded in making him love Big Brother, the ultimate admission of...