Theme of Brave New World in comparison to 1984 Any thoughts on how the theme of George Orwell's book "1984" compares in theme to Brave New World?

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Ultimately, there are similarities: they're both dystopias, concerning future-states where human freedom has been curtailed. Brave New World is more of a false-utopia, however, where comfort and hedonism has replaced freedom, and where people live largely pleasant lives, albeit lives void of meaning and authentic human engagement. It is a society shaped by psychological manipulation, via the use of drugs and large-scale conditioning. Orwell's dystopia, on the other hand, utilizes tools of oppression which Huxley's world does not require, with its much subtler forms of social control.

In addition, I also think it's worth discussing the contrasts between Mustapha Mond (the World Controller) and O'Brien (a member of the Inner Party). In these two very different individuals, we find that these two dystopias have been shaped by very different motivations. In Brave New...

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