Brave New World Vs 1984

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People lose pieces of themselves, and sometimes, they don’t even know it. They lose the piece that makes them who they are, their humanity and this is all because of totalitarian social control, which obviously is dehumanizing. In Orewell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, it is seen that totalitarian social control is in fact, dehumanizing. There are some unanswered questions regarding these two novels, “Are these works warnings about the dehumanization effects of totalitarian social control?” It is believed that it is a warning. All forms of social control led to dehumanization in both 1984 and Brave New World, from monitoring telescreens, to the use of soma. And what’s worse is that the people who are controlled, who are dehumanized, don’t even realize it. The people in 1984 and Brave New World are under many forms of totalitarian social control and techniques. They were used shortly after birth, and even during adulthood. Social conditioning is used very regularly to brainwash the mind into thinking what the higher power wants them to think and behave. Once someone is conditioned, they lose their thoughts and feelings on that situation. Following up on Huxley’s Brave New World, “Alpha children wear grey. We are much better than Gammas and Deltas. They’re too stupid to read and write.” These people, once conditioned to follow the previous quote will lose their avility to think. They will judge others by their rankings and more. Another form of conditioning is found in Orwell’s 1984. The citizens were constantly being watched by Big Brother, they had to live in fear. George Orwell, 1984, “You had to live, did live, from habit that became instinct, in the assumption that ever soud you made was overheard.” From these two techniques of social conditioning, the people lose their ability of free thought and expression, and in a sense, their freedom. In

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