A literary analysis of the dystopian fiction of huxley and orwell

It is a naval power whose militarism venerates the sailors of the floating fortresses, from which battle is given to recapturing India, the "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire.

Social decay and wrecked buildings surround Winston; aside from the ministerial pyramids, little of London was rebuilt. Through the characters of Montag, Faber, and Granger, you can see how one individual can make a difference in society if that one individual can fully realize the importance of his or her past, as well as be willing to fight for the opportunity to express himself or herself.

We wish to be as the careless gods, lying around on Olympus, eternally beautiful, having sex and being entertained by the anguish of others. The crowd goes wild and destroys the posters that are now against their new friend, and many say that they must be the act of an agent of their new enemy and former friend.

Dystopia Definition of Dystopia Dystopia is a world in which everything is imperfect, and everything goes terribly wrong.

Dystopia: A Natural History

Victorian thrift turns to the obligation to spend, Victorian till-death-do-us-part monogamy has been replaced with "everyone belongs to everyone else", Victorian religiosity has been channelled into the worship of an invented deity - "Our Ford", named after the American car-czar Henry Ford, god of the assembly line - via communal orgies.

Living standards[ edit ] The society of Airstrip One and, according to "The Book", almost the whole world, lives in poverty: Following his execution inYezhov was edited out of the photo by Soviet censors. Oceanians' perpetual hatred for Emmanuel Goldstein; Stalinism and Anglophobia are, as Orwell argues, defined by hatred.

Literary Contexts in Novels: Aldous Huxley's

Both have one thing in common: Its architecture is futuristic - electrically lighted towers and softly glowing pink glass - and everything in its cityscape is relentlessly unnatural and just as relentlessly industrialised. Many of the crowd must have put up the posters before the rally but think that the state of affairs had always been the case.

Not only socially but sexually theses individuals are restricted to Huxley himself still had one foot in the 19th century: Characteristics of Dystopia Generally, there is no government, or if there is, it is an oppressive and controlling government. They warn us of the possibility of a horrific future by using themes drawn from the past.

This term paper is supposed to deal with how love and sex are depicted in 'Brave New World' and '', and if there are any similarities between them.

In Thomas More's times his depictions were ground breaking. The war maintains the status quo because any change in leaders may topple the defense structure. Winston Smith's job, "revising history" and the "unperson" motif are based on the Stalinist habit of airbrushing images of 'fallen' people from group photographs and removing references to them in books and newspapers.

Through this novel, Huxley demonstrates the Children are encouraged to report suspicious persons to the government, and some denounce their parents. It describes the development of Newspeak, the Party's minimalist artificial language meant to ideologically align thought and action with the principles of Ingsoc by making "all other modes of thought impossible".

Aftera range of writers adapted its message to other countries and time periods, such as postwar youth culture, as in A Clockwork Orangeor government control of free thought and expression, as in Fahrenheit Newspeak and List of Newspeak words "The Principles of Newspeak" is an academic essay appended to the novel.

They have been repeatedly given propaganda about the past, so they have no reason to question its authenticity or value. The crowd instantly transfers its hatred to the new enemy. The World State achieves this feat not with force but with a combination of genetic engineering, educational programming, entertainment, and narcotics, all of which keep people perpetually "happy.

It tells the story of John, a young man who tries unsuccessfully to live life on his own terms. The omnipresent images of Big Brother, a man described as having a moustache, bears resemblance to the cult of personality built up around Joseph Stalin. The model demands tight control of the middle class, with ambitious Outer-Party members neutralised via promotion to the Inner Party or "reintegration" by the Ministry of Love, and proles can be allowed intellectual freedom because they lack intellect.

Look in the mirror: Obliteration of the Self or Death Worshipwhose core territories are ChinaJapanKorea and Indochina The perpetual war is fought for control of the "disputed area" lying "between the frontiers of the super-states", which forms "a rough parallelogram with its corners at TangierBrazzavilleDarwin and Hong Kong ", [33] and Northern Africa, the Middle East, India and Indonesia are where the superstates capture and use slave labour.

The others practise "Malthusian drill" - a form of birth control - and take "pregnancy surrogate" hormone treatments if they feel broody, and sport sweet little faux-leather fashionista cartridge belts crammed with contraceptives. The story concludes with an appendix describing the success of the project.

Even the "Our Ford" chant of "orgy-porgy" is an inversion of the familiar nursery rhyme, in which kissing the girls makes them cry. But thanks to our uniquely structured languages, human beings can imagine such enhanced states for themselves, though they can also question their own grandiose constructions.

To give some recent examples, there is the overpopulated and corrupt world that frames Ready Player One and the tone of the Empire in Rogue One is obviously a totalitarian one.

The worst abuses of human rights are detailed here and readers of dystopian literature will immediately recognize the parallels. The public are blind to the change; in mid-sentence, an orator changes the name of the enemy from "Eurasia" to "Eastasia" without pause.

Brave New World was winning the race.However, probably the most well-known example of classic dystopian literature is by George Orwell, written in It's an example of a dystopia in which British society, over time, became.

Forster to be one of the archetypes of dystopian fiction. and George Orwell to write dystopian fiction (Hillegas 15). Moreover. Chad Walsh () sees Brave New World as the most well-known example of dystopia and “the most perfect from a literary viewpoint” (92).

). Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s It examines the time setting of the novels and the effect it has on the literary genre the novels belong to. This essay offers a summary and an analysis of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World." It situates the novel in historical, societal, religious, scientific, and biographical contexts.

A dystopian fiction, "Brave New World" looks ahead to a future when individuals will essentially cease to exist. What is dystopian fiction? George Orwell’sone of the most famous dystopian novels, was written inshortly after World War II and the rise of totalitarian states on the right and the left, · Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, ).

Many novels that portray dystopian societies such as George Orwell's Animal Farm and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World join The Giver in showing how fine the line often is between the ideal and the repressive.

Download
A literary analysis of the dystopian fiction of huxley and orwell
Rated 4/5 based on 8 review