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flooded his body” (202). The pain and fear is the “positive” part of the punishment because it’s what is being forced upon on Winston, and what ultimately makes him end up reconciling with Big Brother’s ways after he screams “Do it to Julia” (236). Brave New World on the other hand is all about using classical conditioning. Classical conditioning “in which the conditioned stimulus (as the person dying) is paired with and precedes the unconditioned stimulus (as candy, toys, soma, and smiles) until the conditioned stimulus alone is sufficient to elicit the response (death not being a sad experience)” (Merriam Webster). This is process is practiced in the society in Brave New World , due to the fact it’s explained how as infants children are taken into hospitals around ones who are dying and condition them to where the experience is not unpleasant as it usually would be in our everyday society. Honestly, go Huxley! Conditioning them as infants to always be content so that they will follow the ways of society is more sound proof, than trying to wait until someone acts out to torture them into following society. Huxley also agrees that his method in Brave New World is more efficient when he basically tells off Orwell in a letter he writes him after reading 1984 stating “Within the next generation I believe that the world's rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience” (Huxley). Who knew taking AP Psychology junior year would come in handy?
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