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There are many similarities exist between Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty Four. Even though they have similar topics but both books deals with them in a different manner. In A Brave New World, Bernard rejects the habitants of his society when he discovers that his society is not truly a human society without emotions and struggle for a human life with moral beliefs. In Nineteen Eighty Four, Winston finds his love but it goes in vain as he goes against his "society" or in other words, Party, and constantly does the death punishable crime of thinking. In both novels, the government keeps the control by using a drug or by using power, by technology and by having totalitarian state.

In A Brave New World, people are control by using a drug called Soma and constantly keeping the citizens in different kind of activities.

Thus keeping everyone away from thinking. People in the world state can live "˜happily' without emotional pain. The basis of the World State is the elimination of individuality, emotions, monogamy, etc. Soma is like a religion for the citizens in World State, as Mond says "Soma "“Christianity without tears" (P 217). While in Nineteen Eighty Four, people are control by using power and keeping an eye on every individual through telescreen. The main character Winston and everyone else fears Big Brother, the great Party leader, and is much more aware of their situation than the people in the World State. In Huxley's novel, history is bunk while in George Orwell's novel history is rewritten to suit the present.

In order to control people, the role of science in both novels is complicated and widespread. In Nineteen Eighty Four, telesreens were being used to watch each and every move of every...