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Total government control. No communication with the outside world. The entire past erased from all memory. Complete destruction of the individual. Worldwide, malicious authorities have corrupted countries and taken power and control over cultures, races, and homes of innocent people. Specifically, dictatorship systems used for evil, have gone down in history as villainous and hateful acts. This major abuse of power is most remembered today by two specific names: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Well known authors such as Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, each took on the challenge of recreating their own fictional totalitarian regimes, loaded with terrifying futuristic visions. While 1984 by Orwell and A Brave New World by Huxley, are two very interesting and different dystopian fantasies, they commonly strive to strip people of their individuality through fear and control.       In the novel Brave New World, every member of society is genetically engineered and conditioned to believe that, “when the individual feels, the community reels” (Huxley 83). However, Bernard has many individualistic ideas that do not play any part in his society. He notices the loss of being a unique person, and his good friend Helmholtz shares these emotions. These characters continually threaten the utopia of London through their friendship. Huxley explains, “What the two men shared was the knowledge that they were individuals,” which shows a great separation between them, and the rest of society (Huxley 62). The motto of the World State, “Community, Identity, Stability” is used to control and have power over the human impulses of the community. The authorities promote all members of the community to sleep with as many other people as often as they can. In previous generations, these impulses could be frowned upon, and they were confined through institutions such as marriage. By terminating these systems and supporting behaviour that society once considered unethical and shameful, the leaders have eradicated the dangers of these sexual impulses. Through these ideas, Huxley suggests that the complete freedom to have pleasure, has undermined the human ability to have original thought and creativity. In the novel, Bernard wants to have more control over his instincts, but such self discipline flusters others who have been taught to be free with their impulses.


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