A Tale of 2 Worlds: Dehumanization in Brave New World and 1984
Imagine a world where mothers, dads, siblings and siblings are no longer a part of society. Picture a world of lifeless shells of human beings. Both Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and 1984, by George Orwell, portray such societies that have actually been degraded by the concept of ‘paradise’. In such a distraught society it’s not a surprise that people will loss their mankind. For those characters that still had peace of mind, the effect of this world would twist their minds to the limitation. To be human is to be able think and learn with no restraints. To have an opinion all to one’s self even if it my clash with someone else’s.
To be human is to have feeling. One must have the ability to smile, cry, laugh or shout without living in fear of the repercussion. One must also have the sensations of love and hate. To be human, one would also have the ability to have a religion. Instilled morals and worths are likewise a part of be human. Where one gets these values are from their families and friends, without those, a person would merely be an empty shell. In Brave New World, The residents are deeply brainwashed from youth to the adult years. They are ‘conditioned’ to the requirements of the federal government.
The people of this society are created by cloning and positioned into a dehumanizing rigid five-class structure ranging from Alphas to Epsilons. When they are kids, their minds are implemented to enjoy what their tasks are, their social class, and even sex. “I’m extremely delighted I’m a Beta, … we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas … all wear green, and Delta kids wear khaki … And Epsilons are still worse. They’re too stupid to be able to read or compose. Besides they use black … I’m so glad I’m a Beta.” Huxley( 27 ). This reveals the workings of hypnopedia and how ridiculous the society is, but to them it is ‘happiness’.
This pleasure looking for society no longer has any faith. Their religious beliefs has actually been replaced by Henry Ford, the new god figure, and Soma, the marvel drug that brings them peace at mind. “All of the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their problems.” Huxley( 54 ), according to Mustapha Mond. The absence of a religious beliefs helps to guarantee that the residents, both upper and lower class, have no factor to rebel Bernard Marx is an upper class Alpha who constantly struggles being various from the remainder of the Alphas, and, in the beginning, searches for a way to become more popular.
By the end of the unique, Marx has actually come to terms with the society which he had very first seemed to do not like. Marx satisfies a lady called Lenina Crowne, and they both travel to a savage booking. There, Marx and Lenina fulfill John the savage and his mom Linda. Linda is originally from the civilized world and became pregnant which, because society, is illegal and was sent out to Appointment herself. As soon as brought back to the New World, John soon found the differences between the two worlds to terrific. All his worths and morals encountered those of the brand-new society. It ends up, John was the only sane person left.
He didn’t understand how the citizens lived the way they did, without any morals or values. There, he had a hard time for his right to think freely. To be pleased, to be unfortunate, to be mad, to have any feeling at all. “In fact’, stated Mustapha Mond, ‘you’re declaring the right to be unhappy.’ ‘All best then,’ said the Savage defiantly, ‘I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.” Huxely( 240 ). As soon as his mother dies, John isolates himself however quickly ends up being a phenomenon to the society around him. When he sees the woman he practically thought he liked, Lenina, he is gotten rid of with grief and hangs himself.
Really being an act of flexibility. In 1984, George Orwell creates a society in which all decency, uniqueness, and consciousness have actually been ruined. There is absolutely no sense of household values with Relative tuning on eachother. “Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. … All their ferocity was turned outwards, versus the opponents of the State, versus foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was practically normal for people over thirty to be terrified of their own kids.” Orwell( 24 ). It is unreasonable for a society to run this way.
The relationship between a dad and mom to a kid has actually become an inappropriate concept. Feelings have become obsolete. The lack of family is what the federal government uses strictly enforce their rule. Even the desire for something better in life has been eliminated with the household. Instead of household worths being instilled into kids, Big Sibling’s values are. All residents of this society are taught to like Huge Sibling and to follow all the guidelines of the government. Citizens aren’t enabled to have actually bad thought about the federal government since that would be thought about an idea criminal activity.
Taking away the right to think is stealing the very fabrics of being human. Not having the ability to believe one’s own thoughts, not having the ability to have relationship, and being under the impact of doublethink. It seems the really basis of the government in Orwell’s society is to dehumanize its citizens by removing all their liberties by using fear. Idea is a very hazardous weapon and the celebration understands it. The party fears those who can potentially trigger rebellion which is why everyone is watched by tele screens and the though police are on continuous lookout.
Millions of individuals much like this, people oblivious of one another’s presence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet practically exactly the very same– individuals who had never learned to think however were accumulating in their hearts and stubborn bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.” Orwell( 181 ). People such as Winston Smith are feared by the celebration. Winston tries frantically to leave this world behind, discovering it disgusting to the point of writing “down with Big Sibling.” In worry, Winston conceals from the party as he plots his method to overthrow it.
In his predicament, he relies on Julia, a rebel herself, and O’Brian. Winston meets his end when he is betrayed by O’Brian and ends up being a detainee of the celebration and gets sent to rm. 101. Here, Orwell reveals that it is very much possible for people to end up being dehumanized by these troubling methods. In rm. 101, Winston becomes subject to his greatest fear, rats. Winston is altered though worry and loses his morality. He turns on Julia and pleads them to torture her with the rats. In the end, the party achieves success, and now Winston ‘likes’ Big Bro.
Dehumanization appears to be the only possible service to making a utopian society. To give up what makes a person who they are seems a little excessive of an expense for joy though. All these people lifeless in their everyday acts, like marionettes, dancing and smiling on a phase following the hands of the puppeteer. The level of the effect of the societies are so large that the only sane characters are torn apart by and cease to exist. Taking a look at it, to have hallow souls is barely joy, it’s not even human