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Utopia There is nothing like dream to create the future Utopia to-day flesh and blood tomorrow Victor Hugo Les Miserables 1862 The idea of Utopia is one of the most prominent subjects portrayed in Orwells novel 1984 and Huxleys novel Brave New World The Utopia in 1984 focuses on how governments can develop and the methods they use to keep the people they are governing in their power In the novel Brave New World the utopia displayed focuses on the misuse of science as a means of controlling people Despite the difference between the two novels they both have many similarities which are shown Although utopia symbolizes perfection both novels demonstrate that as much as it sounds perfect it is not Rather it is an exaggeration of the portrayal of an ideal society In both novels the idea of a totalitarian government the concept of independent personalities and the idea of anarchism and rebellion against the government policy are all present and represent great significance to the theme of Utopia Both novels focus on the idea of a totalitarian government that forces the people to live the way they want them to In the novel 1984 a totalitarian government or a one party government keeps watch over everybody They use extreme measures to keep individuals in line The Party in Orwells novel is very powerful because it is a group whose primary purpose is to gain and keep their power over the world The methods they use are harsh and efficient They would punish anybody who tries to commit an independent act including keeping a diary The thing he was about to do was open a diary This was not illegal nothing was illegal since there were no longer any laws but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death Orwell 8 Big Brother a god-like figure who appeared on a telescreen transmitting both
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