Book Selected : Brave new world and Fahrenheit 451
both books show that dystopian worlds tend to consider their own environment as perfect, when in fact their ways of life are excessive and irrational. The result will be destructive behavior and the ultimate downfall of the society. And by some how, the dystopian world which is achieved by force and rules is not real dystopian society, instead it only can be considered of a kind of happy illusion of dictatorship.
1) Use of setting and background information to show readers the depiction of dystopian society which is built based on the idea “perfect societies just aren't possible without some sort of government control like communism”(physically)
2) Use of Symbolism and imagery to show how world changed and how people react with it so as to reveal the world values.(emotionally)
3) Use of characterization, through the development of thought and determination of the main characters, authors succeeded in showing that the key to humanity lies in thinking and questioning.
Thesis: In Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury Ray and Huxley Aldous utilize literary devices, setting and archetypal characters to examine the availability of the dystopian society and how people suffering under the deprivation of the individuality. However, the main purpose is to warn people the real dystopian world can not be achieved only by totalitarian, individuality should be involved and pointed out.
Both Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 show a world which is under totally totalitarian control and excessive rules in order to reach the purpose of controlling people’s behaviors and thoughts.
sub idea#1 :
Dystopia is a blueprint for an ideal society with minimal crime, violence and poverty, however, is also characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster. (the basic thought of Dystopia)
Proof in Brave New World
1. World State’s motto: COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.
2. “For particulars, as every one knows, make for virtue and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fret sawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.”(4)
3. “Primroses and landscapes, he pointed out, have one grave defect: they are gratuitous. A love of nature keeps no factories busy. It was decided to abolish the love of nature, at any rate among the lower classes.”
4. “Call it the fault of civilization. God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.”
(Mustapha tells John this line when he asks why the new civilization has no God. Mustapha explains that because each person's life is predetermined in the lab, down to their social caste, what they wear, and how they will live, there is no room for God or for individual belief in any other power but the power of Ford and Fordist society.)