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There are lots of ways to compare 1984 by George Orwell to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley They both have to do with very futuristic ideas I noticed that they both had basically the same character structure In 1984 there is the leading lady Julia and in Brave New World there is Lenina Crowne The main male character in 1984 is of course Winston Smith and the leading man in Brave New World is a cross between Bernard Marx and John the so-called savage There are also two god-like figures in the novels I noticed this One is OBrien from 1984 and the other is Mustapha Mond from Brave New World The basic ideas of the two novels are also similar They have to do with rebellion against the so-called perfect new world and the sanctuary they find at the end John the savage found peace by hanging himself It was hard to notice that but I did It made an excellent ending to the novel Bernard found peace by being transferred to an island where things were different and supposedly better Winston found peace by being brainwashed into becoming a person with a totally different personality so that things felt more agreeable A highly discussed topic in both of the books was sex In 1984 Winston felt like sex was a rebellion He is drawn to his lover Julia because she is corrupt and she enjoys sex although she hides it by being a member of the anti sex rally In Brave New World sex isnt looked upon as a crime nor is pleasure In fact sex is promoted As long as everyone uses regulation birth control and no one gives birth to a child naturally then sex is considered perfectly normal It is even promoted with the children who are
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