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A Comparison Contrast of A Brave New World and 1984 Although many similarities exist between Aldous Huxleys A Brave New World and George Orwells 1984 the works books though they deal with similar topics are more dissimilar than alike A Brave New World is a novel about the struggle of Bernard Marx who rejects the tenants of his society when he discovers that he is not truly happy 1984 is the story of Winston who finds forbidden love within the hypocrisy of his society In both cases the main character is in quiet rebellion against his government which is eventually found to be in vain Huxley wrote A Brave New World in the third person so that the reader could be allotted a more comprehensive view of the activities he presents His characters are shallow and cartoon-like Astrachan in order to better reflect the society in which they are entrapped In this society traditional notions of love and what ideally should come out of it have long been disregarded and are now despised Mother monogamy romance High spurts the fountain fierce and foamy the wild jet The urge has but a single outlet Huxley 41 The comparison to a wild jet is intended to demonstrate the inherent dangers in these activities Many of the Brave New Worlds social norms are intended to save its citizens from anything unpleasant through depriving them of the opportunity to miss anything overly pleasant The society values ACOMMUNITY IDENTITY STABILITY Huxley 1 supersede all else in a collective effort Soma the magical ultimate drug is what keeps the population from revolting What you need is a gramme of soma All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol none of their defects The drug is at the forefront of their daily lives providing freedom from lifes every ill The word comes from the Sanskrit language of ancient India It means both an intoxicating drink used in the old Vedic religious rituals there
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