Bellej21
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I need to choose one novel to compare to The Handmaid’s Tale and can’t decide between 1984 by Orwell or Brave New World by Huxley? Has anyone who’s read them got any advice? Which would be easier to write a comparative essay on and get good marks? I wasn’t sure if 1984 was too obvious as it’s done a lot (therefore would be harder to write about new ideas that examiners haven’t seen before) but then didn’t know if Brave New World had enough links to write about alongside The Handmaid’s Tale. I’ve read HT but neither of the other two yet (I don’t have enough time to read both as I’m going back to school next week so need to decide on one).
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I can’t say I’ve read them, but I’d recommend doing 1984. It may be A
a popular, more obvious choice, but coursework is about what you can pull out and the depth of your analysis, so it doesn’t really matter if you go with obvious choices. There’ll definitely be more resources online, and it’s also important to note that coursework is pretty damn hard too. Your best bet is to make it as comfortable as possible for yourself. Hope this helped!! x
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(Original post by Emily Bish)
I can’t say I’ve read them, but I’d recommend doing 1984. It may be A
a popular, more obvious choice, but coursework is about what you can pull out and the depth of your analysis, so it doesn’t really matter if you go with obvious choices. There’ll definitely be more resources online, and it’s also important to note that coursework is pretty damn hard too. Your best bet is to make it as comfortable as possible for yourself. Hope this helped!! x
Okay thankyou I hadn’t thought about that, think I’ll go with 1984
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I don't know, comparing the sex aspect of The Handmaid's Tale with Brave New World would make a super interesting essay.

Also, this might help if you're comparing Huxley with Atwood. Atwood wrote an introduction about the novel, so its clear to see it influenced her.
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2...and-new-world/
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