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George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four and Aldous Huxleys Brave New World are two extremely influential novels that were written in the twentieth century to warn people about what would happen to society if it fell under a totalitarian rule Both of the novels had societies that were controlled heavily by a totalitarian government Nineteen Eighty-Four was set in London in the year 1984 where the citizens of the state were controlled and constantly being monitored by the Party and a so-called leader Big Brother Brave New World was also set in future London and the novel shows the developments in reproductive technology sleep-learning psychological manipulation and operant conditioning to create a machine-like and perfect society The main message that Huxley and Orwell were trying to get across to their readers was that there are many dangers that will come with a totalitarian societyIn both Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four the governing powers use technology to control society and the main characters are a great example of how the citizens are affected by the power Brave New World constructs everyones identities through technological and medical intervention by surgically removing womens ovaries the Bokanovsky Process and hypnopaedic conditioning Using all of these processes and technologies makes the society of Brave New World ultimately a loveless cold and even sinister place Readers see some of the unhappy thoughts from one of the protagonists Bernard Marx He feels lonely isolated and insecure for most of the novel In a society of perfectly flawless people Bernards flaw- his short stature- makes him a target for ridicule because he is supposed to be like everyone else in the most prestigiously developed caste Alpha Plus Huxley explains how Bernard feels in chapter four when he writes The mockery made him feel an outsider and feeling an outsider he behaved like one which increased the prejudice against him and intensified the contempt and hostility aroused by his physical defects Which in turn increased
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