Apocalyptic dystopian views in George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldus Huxley’s Brave new world

Other Title(s)

الرؤية الكارثية الفوضوية في روايتي : عالم جديد و شجاع ل الدوس هكسلي و 1984 ل. جورج أورويل

Dissertant

Zurayqi, Layla Abd al-Karim

Thesis advisor

Muhammad, Muhammad Hajj

University

Middle East University

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

This thesis examines two well-known novels of the last century: the first one is 1984, written by George Orwell, the other is Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. This study aims to examine these two authors' approach in the two novels with regard to the apocalyptic vision by posing the following question: how far true are the events narrated in the two novels, and far true will they be? In addition, this study explores the authors' perspectives towards totalitarian system and the three-pillars of society structure namely: community, identity, and stability. This thesis examines, also, several new terms associated with totalitarian regime that is why readers will find that Orwell's 1984 presents some terminologies used by some regimes in the twentieth century. Orwell uses such terms as a warning signals to readers to get them alerted to the danger of using them nowadays by some states especially in third world countries which, some believe, have become plagued by totalitarianism. Orwell does not spare rich countries the blame. He implicitly states that rich countries do support such governments. In Huxley's Brave New World, states take control of people through keeping them busy and busily entertained, or becoming baby hatchers, or by destruction of family and family values and amore than that spreading the evil of drugs. To facilitate the domination of society Huxley presents it as divided into a five class - structure consisting of: alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, and gamma Furthermore, Brave New World can answer the questions about the possibility of building up a utopian society as a substitute for the dystopian one. Adopting the assumed dehumanization concept of the fundamental technique of the Marxist school of criticism, paved the way to examine the Brave New World's main idea of the loss of family bonds, love and relationship as well as the loss of human qualities and morals. Privacy no longer exists for everything is being monitored. Furthermore, this study attempts to show the technological edge and semi prophetical notes it foretells and how it becomes an integrated part of humans nowadays, and to explore how media is wrongly used by rulers to provide false representations to help elucidate the dystopian and utopian states this research makes use of the fictional work of sir Thomas More on Utopia; and examines its influence on these two novels. The study also includes real life cases of contemporary communities that seem influenced by utopian approach to life.

Main Topic

Literature

Topics

No. of Pages

62

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Theoretical frame work.

Chapter Three : Methods and procedures.

Chapter Four : George Orwell's 1984.

Chapter Five : Aldous Huxley's brave new world.

Chapter Six : Results and conclusion.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Zurayqi, Layla Abd al-Karim. (2019). Apocalyptic dystopian views in George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldus Huxley’s Brave new world. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900114

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Zurayqi, Layla Abd al-Karim. Apocalyptic dystopian views in George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldus Huxley’s Brave new world. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University. (2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900114

American Medical Association (AMA)

Zurayqi, Layla Abd al-Karim. (2019). Apocalyptic dystopian views in George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldus Huxley’s Brave new world. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900114

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-900114