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Uglies VS 1984 Izzy Brancifort, Annie Ludlow, Olivia Hays, and Morgan O’Donnell “This whole game is designed to make us hate ourselves.”
Introduction In Uglies, everyone is considered “ugly” until their sixteen birthday when they undergo a surgery to turn them “pretty.” In 1984, the government controls every aspect of society, and the people in the society are not allowed to have their own opinions or thoughts. In both, their government leaders tell their people that they are protecting them, but in all reality, they are just protecting themselves from being overthrown.
Lack of Individuality Uglies Once pretty, everyone around is pretty When ugly, everyone around is ugly “’great’, shay groaned, ‘I totally look like every other new pretty in the world’” 1984 No one may express their own thoughts Writing own ideas/ views is banned Government decides every move made No intimate relationships “even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous.”
Physically and Mentally Uglies Physically Ugly in eyes of others Pretty after surgery Mentally Looked down and made fun of when ugly “Not into her squinty, narrow-set, indifferently brown eyes. Nobody eyes.” “I want to see you pretty.” “They leaped back as if she transformed into a werewolf.” 1984 Physically May not write opposing thoughts Must worship Big Brother Tortured for rebellion “'Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don't care what you do to her. Tear her face off, strip her to the bones. Not me! Julia! Not me!’” Mentally Thoughtcrime “…sooner or later they were bound to get you.”
Brain washing Uglies Surgery changes ability to think Brain becomes in mind set of pretty culture/ society “Maybe the reason war and all that other stuff went away is that there are no more controversies, no disagreements, no people demanding change.” 1984 Gov. influences citizens Citizens made to think society is utopian “In accordance with the principles of doublethink, this aim is simultaneously recognized and not recognized by the directing brains of the inner party”
History Uglies Don’t remember how or when the society started Only given a selected part of history Only tell them specifics and make sure to tell them the old societies ended badly “You know how Rusties lived… war and crime…” 1984 The society was given very little or fabricated parts of history or Don’t remember how or when the society started “Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.”
Physical(Looks) Uglies Uglies- change looks at age 16 Society gives them what they think they want. What was made desirable “We are ugly!” “You’ve seen pretties. They look…wonderful” 1984 1984- change how one perceives people “I got up and for morning exercise… like everyone does…”
Mentally(Knowledge) Uglies Uglies- have lesions put in brain during operation Moderate what you think, you’re emotions “…there are no more controversies, no disagreements, no people demanding change. Just masses of smiling pretties, and a few people left to run things.” 1984 brainwashed-tortured until they think the way you want them to Actually changes thoughts “People simply disappeared… your name was removed from registers, every record of everything…wiped out…”
Technology Uglies Interface ring Hoverboard “unlike other bridges into new pretty town, the old bridge couldn’t talk-or report trespassers, more importantly.” 1984 Telescreen The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.
Boundaries Uglies Uglies cannot go into the pretty town Cannot go farther than certain areas “a couple months and we’ll be stuck inside the river. Pretty and boring.”shay 1984 Must stay in town limits “he was in a high- ceilinged windowless cell with walls of glittering white porcelain.”
Limitation of actions Uglies Mandatory surgery to make them “pretty” Many things that prettys can do that uglies arent allowed to take part in. “come on, shay. They do all the same stuff we do: bungee jump, fly, play with fireworks. Only they don’t have to sneak around.”Tally 1984 Consequences for uncontrolled or opinionated thoughts “How could you have a slogan like ‘freedom is slavery’ when the concept of freedom has been abolished?”
Awareness of utopian society. Uglies: Believe that it is a good thing that everyone looks the same. There is a false view of pretty. “’Becoming pretty doesn’t just change the way you look,… ‘It changes the way you think.’” 1984: Believe that it is normal for them to be restricted from thinking. Believe that whatever the government says is true. “War is peace.”
Awareness of utopian society. Both Uglies and 1984: Do not realize that this is not normal. Believe that their governments are protecting their people, but really they are just protecting themselves. BELIEVE WHATEVER THEY ARE TOLD! “Freedom is slavery.” (1984) “I’m happier in this body.” (Uglies)
False Utopia Uglies: At age 16, everyone is turned pretty (in the eyes of the government). Truth is hidden from the people of the society. “Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same was everyone thinking the same.” “’Becoming pretty doesn’t just change the way you look,… ‘It changes the way you think.’”
False Utopia 1984: The people’s of Oceania right of thought is taken away and the ideas of the government are forced upon people. People are black mailed and therefore are so afraid of the government that they listen to them. FEAR! “2+2=5” Clearly that is not true. “In the end the Party would announce two plus two made five, and you would have to believe it.”
False Utopia Both: In both societies, their rights are suppressed. Their governments hide the truth from their people. Both societies tell their people they live in a perfect place, but the truth is, it is just the opposite. “This whole game is designed to make us hate ourselves.” (Uglies) “The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed.” (1984)
Conclusion In 1984 and Uglies, their governments restrict them through: Conformity Manipulation Servellience Utopian Society George Orwell and Scott Westerfeld are two authors who created two different societies that were far from perfect.
Works Cited Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies. New York: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. 2011. Print Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Penguin Group Inc. 1983. Print