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In the novels 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley the two societies have reached an almost utopian state of being There is no world hunger and although there may still be war only in 1984 there is great prosperity In both cases the societies exist in many similar ways such as the evident hierarchies and castes and the ever-present means of population control These societies though are established and maintained in different manners such as the different means in which the populations are kept under control As one looks closely at the two societies it becomes evident that there is a common desire to maintain a place wherein no one is poor or hungry and where wealth is a commonplace status This type of society has essentially been reached in both novels The utopian state is also maintained at all costs in both situations as well This is apparent with the Thought Police present in George Orwells story as well as with the exile of the Director in Huxleys story Similarly it is seen that there are social castes in both societies which separate the high from the low something which is evidently necessary to maintain a utopian society The Proles and the Epsilon semi-morons are evidence of this There is also a similarity between the main characters Both Winston and Bernard desire to break free from main-stream society and to define themselves as their own individuals This is almost a reality for Bernard because he is already smaller and smarter than the normal Alpha Plus Too little bone had isolated Bernard from his fellow men and the sense of apartness being a mental excess became in its turn a cause of wider separationHuxley 1932 60 One similarity between the two novels does become very strikingly apparent The presence of any means of control and supervision was constantly present in both societies In 1984 there was
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