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Undoubtedly the thought of living in or forming a utopian society has flashed through every persons mind a few people have even tried to make this ideal dream society a reality Unfortunately within the pursuit of these societies the leaders become corrupt and begin to become paranoid with the fear of rebellion Hundreds were murdered under the reigns of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin in what they considered measures to maintain peace and stability one must also consider the hardships that the citizens were forced to endure while living under these oppressive governments This dream of forming and maintaining a utopian society was immortalized in two novels dealing with the same basic ideas 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Both of these novels deal with the lives of main characters who inadvertently become subversives in a totalitarian government however these two books greatly differ with the manner in which the government controls the population and the strictness of the measures taken to maintain these stability This essay with compare or contrast the message and tone of each novel as well as whether the utopia is a positive or negative one In 1984 George Orwell explores the many facets of a negative utopia Orwell seems to focus on the measures that the government takes to maintain a public of plebeians who have no personality or identity and believe that they not unique individuals but instead are part of a greater senseless mob of people who constantly work for a hostile and oppressive government which is involved in incessant wars These people are taught to love and then learn fear their government while believing all of the propaganda that is constantly instilled into their minds as they willing follow their government without contest for the duration of their meaningless lives The government controls all forms of the media thus denying the people the basic right of free speech and use it
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