Brave New World Comparative Essay

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Sometimes in society it feels as if we are pressured to feel or act a certain way by the government and that we are not in control of ourselves, but they are. The two novels Brave New World and 1984 are both good examples of complete government control but when comparing the two it is evident that the governments have different views on the control of sex and morality.
In the novel Brave New World it is obvious that the government is in complete control of its society. Within this government it control the thoughts, actions and fate of all citizens starting from before the human is even born. "We also predestine and condition. We decant our babies and socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewer Workers or future...He was going to say future World Controllers, but correcting himself, said Future Directors of Hatcheries instead" By stating this, the impression is given that the government has ultimate plans for every human, they choose those plans and abide by them for their own benefit. From even before a child is born they are categorized and have a job chosen for them. By choosing these jobs the government in the long run is also controlling the future of their society and their hope was to have many World Controllers also known as Future Directors of Hatcheries, which is a job that will continue the idea of ultimate control.
Similarly, in the novel 1984 the government also attempts to have complete control of the minds and bodies of its citizens. One citizen in particular is Winston Smith who does not subscribe to their beliefs in a variety of ways. One obvious example is through the large posters with the caption of "Big Brother is Watching You” The captions give evidence that the government has close watch over its people and all that they do. Shortly after this the "Thought Police" were introduced who's job was to "snoop in on…...

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