1984 Versus Brave New World

Society is defined as: The aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.

I can’t decide what bothers me more; the idiom more or less or the word ordered. While the former suggests uncertainty, the latter does just the opposite!

It’s hardly any surprise that authors like Orwell and Huxley were preoccupied by the idea of a dystopian society. In simple language, dystopian society means, any society that scares the living day light out of people!

It’s interesting how Orwell (in his novel 1984) and Huxley (in his novel Brave New World) expressed their fear in completely contrasting ways.

Although their perspectives are totally different, the fact that the underlying feeling is fear speaks volumes.

Students of literature have time and again dissected the works of these two great authors through compare and contrast essays. These literary classics continue to intrigue literary lovers and students even to this day.

Thousands and thousands of words of appreciation have been dedicated to these works of art (and heart) and more will follow. Here’s another thousand words (a picture speaks a thousand words they say…) dedicated to these men of words who created such supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (oh yes, that’s a word) worlds.

Following is a beautiful picture that compares 1984 and Brave New World.

Huxley Versus Orwell

Pic Courtesy: recombinantrecords.net


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