How is dystopian genre shown in 1984 by George Orwell and A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley?
1984 by George Orwell and A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley reconnoiter the dystopian genre within their novels, as stated by author and critic Neil Postman: “Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism” Both writers depict a futuristic totalitarian society in opposing ways, though as acknowledged in Margret Atwood’s introduction A Brave New World can be taken as a utopia or a dystopia depending on the readers point of view, a concept I disagree with. Freedom (which is taken away within the novel) is fundamental to human rights and quality of life. Though the characters within and the general population of the book are brainwashed to see a utopian world in which they exist. To the reader, however, the dystopian nature of a Brave New World is more acknowledged. None the less each novelist expresses the satire of the society in which they existed, as well as illustrating a warning to their readers. Both novelist highlight misconduct of control on human life through elements such as technology, language class, and sex and the consequence oppression have on society. Both Orwell and Huxley drawing inspiration from Evegeny l. Zamyatin -Totalitarian state, based on the Soviet Union. Though they share similarities in their work, the type of oppression featured differs in each world.