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Brave New World vs Nineteen Eighty-Four ~ iqsquared, 2018-02-12 (1:35:43)
submitted 2 months ago by JasonCarswell from self.Dystopia
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[–]Optimus85 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago* (2 children)
I don't know why, but this paragraph always resonated with me: "Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Beta." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 2
[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
So much truth in that. It's like the common narrative of "the middle class" in a lot of ways, to generalize the metaphor
[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
What colour do the Beta's wear?
If I wear yellow, orange, and red paisley with polka-dots and stripes what does that make me (besides a clown)?