My final research essay of my senior year will define a dystopian society using examples from "Brave New World" and "" Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: This was my research essay for my senior year of high school. I have always been very interested in dystopian societies, and doing this gave me a lot of joy.
Those who go against their basic instincts and think out loud are those who are first considered mavericks or protestors but over times become heroes to future generations. Which is why being an individual is the greatest think one can be.
In both Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and by George Orwell individuals are punished or casted away from society as they are a danger to the rtificially created stability which lies within these societies. In these dystopias measures have been taken to insure individual thinking is no longer possible.
Firstly, dystopian literature explores the problems that arise when governments use brainwashing in order to prevent any unique thoughts within their citizens. Secondly, dystopian literature explores the consequences that derive when governments choose to alter arts and media that provoke individual opinion in order to prevent distinction within the population.
Thirdly, in dystopian societies class structure s used to prevent singularity within the population. Dystopian fiction explores the removal of individuality using dystopian control methods in society.
Dystopian literature explores the problems that arise when governments use brainwashing in order to prevent any unique thoughts within their citizens.
The setting is London, better known as airstrip one in the year In a world where nuclear war has forced countries divided into three mega states, Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia, society has been created in a completely different way.
A totalitarian government rules over the repressive society they have created. Society has been divided into three class structures, Inner Party, outer Party and proletarians.
The inner Party controls every detail and aspect of their population always ensuring their society is in order. They restrict communication, personal beliefs, freedom of thought and expression and most importantly, individuality.
Using technology and Party officials, the government exercises complete control over their citizens. However when someone shows suspicious behaviour or signs of rebellion they are taken to the ministry of Love where they are brainwashed and then released back into society in their new state.
Throughout the novel the character of Winston is progressed from an individual unsure of his actions and motives to a confident protestor pledging his alliance to taking down the Inner Party.
Once in the ministry of love his brainwashing is taken care of by a fellow coworkers Obrien. At the end of a torture session Obrien adds: Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?
They wish to eliminate the habits of thought which were not completely removed from before the revolution. Essentially they want to completely wipe human down the natural way humans process thoughts and instill their new way of thinking. This technique is also known as brainwashing, the human mind is wired a certain way depending on the given environment, in order to rewire the human ind one must go through certain to steps in order to instill a new way of thinking.
This is precisely what the dystopian government in wishes to do and is currently doing so. Naturally, all humans think differently, it is what makes each human an individual, their unique thought processing. This is however inconvenient because if everyone thinks differently than order is difficult to maintain.
For this reason the government in wishes to remove individuality from human nature and instill a new way of thinking using brainwashing. This is nequitable because it goes against the will of the individual; it is unjust to instill a new way of thinking simply because it is more convenient to the government.
It is unjust because humans are unique creatures, it is essentially what makes humans the dominant race, however if individuality is removed by instilling a new way of thinking, humans simply become machines wired by the biased opinions and beliefs of a minority population.
For these reasons individuality Brave New world also takes place in London; the year is A. F After Ford. This society worships their one god, Henry Ford, the creator of the production line.
They encompass his legacy by using a modernized version of the production line to create human life. The center of hatcheries creates thousands of artificially created babies each year. Each baby starts of as an embryo and depending on the pre-chosen caste will be conditioned and nurtured accordingly.
Once hatched the babies are conditioned to fit perfectly into their caste, each night they are exposed to recordings of a human voice, speaking suggestions of the government. This technique is called hypnop? The book starts off with the Director of hatcheries giving a tour of the facility to a group of new students.In Brave New World, identity of the citizens is created as a result of conditioning and genetic engineering.
An example of a character that displays obvious lack of identity is Lenina Crowne as she is a pneumatic clone of the norm that follows the conformities of society. In the books by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, both authors depict a dystopian society with some disturbing similarities.
Orwell and Huxley each emphasize the use of power to control the masses. Creating a Dystopian Society in "" and "Brave New World" Essay Words | 9 Pages Dystopian Society is carved by manipulation of society Throughout many decades people have been searching for the perfect society in which everyone is happy and prosperous.
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Ward Intro to Sociology 8 November Brave New World Essay A novel written by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a very interesting, which is based upon a futuristic society. Brave New World Study Guide In this lesson we examined if the society of Brave New World was a dystopia.
We started by looking at reasons for considering the World State was indeed a dystopia. Nov 30, · , by George Orwell, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin explores what happens when this society fails, resulting in a dystopia.
Yet they all manifest the concerns of their own society which is reflective on the composer’s context and employment of language features.