Compare and Contrast Brave New World and Brazil

Compare and Contrast Brave New World and Brazil

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This paper will discuss the similarities and differences between the characters, setting and government and laws. A major portion of the paper will compare and contrast the themes present in both works. Terry Gilliam’s film Brazil and Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World are works that deal with dystopian societies. In both works, the societies came to be because of advances in technology and the citizen’s allowing government and society to dictate their every move. In other words, the characters have become victims of a depersonalized society. Within the overall theme of depersonalization, there are other themes which add to and explain the theme of depersonalization. They are the dangers of the all-powered state, technology and its ability to control people, the incompatibility of happiness and truth and how Soma is used as a symbol. (more…)

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