Dystopai Society Essay

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Dystopai Society


The Government and Total Human Control


In Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, in George Orwell's 1984, and in Aldous Huxley's
Brave New World a unifying thread is present—the government must have total control of
all aspects of society. It must control thought, it must control media, and it must
control one's usefulness to the totalitarian society.

In Fahrenheit 451, the government assumes total control by banning all books and other
reading material. By banning and burning the contraband if necessary, the government can
prevent philosophical thought. The government can also guarantee this by getting people to
buy giant televisions, the size of walls, which play television sitcoms in which the
family can star. Not only do the pointless programs discourage intellectual thought, but
they also entertain the family enough so that the family has no reasons to read and/or
think deeply about the meaning of the world around them.

In 1984, the government is a bit more lenient as they will let everyone read, but they
edit all reading material so that the materials favor the Party. For the party, revising
old articles and other media will ensure that no one will revolt since the rewritten
material always favors the Party. Even if a proletariat were to revolt, the Party could
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