Dystopian worlds in Sinclair Lewis's it can’t happen here and Aldous Huxley's brave new world : a comparative literary study

Dissertant

Kaal, Khalid Masud

Thesis advisor

al-Kuri, Ahmad

University

Jerash University

Faculty

College of Arts

Department

Department of English

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

This study tries to shed the light on the dystopian societies in two novels: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1931) and Sinclair Lewis's It Can’t Happen Here (1935).

The study briefly introduces the dystopian worlds in which the human society lives under the oppression and control of a totalitarian government, repressive rule or technological power.

It puts forward literature review and theoretical framework that discusses the dystopian societies as portrayed in the two novels.

Then, it tries to explore the theme of dystopian society in Huxley‘s Brave New World and focuses on how people are controlled.

The findings include the main ideas tackled in previous chapters.

Totalitarian system, control, technology and propaganda are the main types of dystopian practices in the portrayed communities.

The protagonists live in and suffer from these elements of dystopian society.

In the conclusion there is also a comparison between the novels exposing the similarities and differences in their reflections and treatment of their dystopian worlds.

Main Topic

Languages

No. of Pages

54

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Chapter One : Theoretical framework and literature review.

Chapter Two : Dystopia in brave new world.

Chapter Three : Dystopia in it Can't Happen Here.

Conclusion

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Kaal, Khalid Masud. (2020). Dystopian worlds in Sinclair Lewis's it can’t happen here and Aldous Huxley's brave new world : a comparative literary study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Jerash University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1043192

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Kaal, Khalid Masud. Dystopian worlds in Sinclair Lewis's it can’t happen here and Aldous Huxley's brave new world : a comparative literary study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Jerash University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1043192

American Medical Association (AMA)

Kaal, Khalid Masud. (2020). Dystopian worlds in Sinclair Lewis's it can’t happen here and Aldous Huxley's brave new world : a comparative literary study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Jerash University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1043192

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-1043192