Brave New World and 1984

Atwood suggests that the social prediction of both novels Brave New World and 1984 “cast their shadows over our futures, 1984 with its horrific vision of a brutal, mind-controlling totalitarian state and the other, Brave New World, which proposed a different and softer form of totalitarianism.” Brave New world can be interpreted as a ‘softer … Read more

George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Introduction With Brave New World set just under 600 years after 1984 (Vega De Febles, 94), both George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World introduce dystopias, establishing societies that are both problematic and possible. The possibility of this type of society coming to be is what evokes fear in the reader associated with … Read more

1984 by George Orwell

1984 is a novel written by George Orwell and was published in 1949. It features a dystopian society in which Big Brother is the face of the ruling party. The Party is compelling the usage of an imagined dialect called Newspeak, which endeavors to anticipate political disobedience by dispensing with all words identified with it. … Read more

George Orwell’s warning in the novel 1984

George Orwell wrote 1984 after World War II to give a warning to the raising of USSR and Nazi Germany. He described a fictional government that is extremely dictatorial in 1984. The Inner Party of Oceania control people’s mind through manipulating media contexts, torturing thought criminals, and instigating people’s hate toward other nations. The party … Read more

Mr. Charrington in 1984

Mr. Charrington is a fairly old man who, to Winston’s initial impression, is a friendly and helpful individual whom like Winston, has an affinity for history. Mr. Charrington appears for the first time towards the beginning of the novel. He is the owner of an antique store in the prole district of London, which  is … Read more

The relevance of Brave New World and 1984 in Modern Society

Introduction Brave New World and 1984 are both over sixty years old. However, they continue to be read and studied in the modern day. Both novels were intended to show that a perfect society is not achievable; 1984 was written to warn the Western world of the dangers of Communism, and Brave New World was … Read more

George Orwell’s 1984 / Fritz lang’s Metropolis

The themes of dystopia and the revolution and rebellion that it provokes, are highly prevalent throughout George Orwell’s literary masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four (often stylised as 1984), as well as Fritz lang’s revolutionary silent film, Metropolis. To a reader who has a general historical knowledge of the eras with which each text was produced, it would … Read more