Utopia’s Society V.S. Other Novels Society

There are many different novels just like “Utopia,” by Ahmed Khaled Towfik. For example, I see “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley as one of them and even “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. These novels are very different from each other but they somehow connect with one thing- class and society. In “Utopia,” you have the Utopians and the Others. Utopians are the riches of Utopia. They literally have everything their heart desires and throw money around like it is nothing while the Others fight and kill one another just to survive. Towfik writes, “You’re a Utopian resident, softened by a life of luxury and boredom.  You end up unable to tell an American from an Egyptian from an Israeli. You end up unable to tell yourself apart from other people. If it weren’t for the remnants of lust in your veins, you couldn’t tell men from women.” (Pg. 6) This is showing that all Utopians are the same to each other. But compared to the Others, you would be able to tell who is who based on how they look, speak, and act.

In “Brave New World,” by Aldous Huxley, you have individuals that are separated from one another for the sake of stability; this way there is no envy and no complications from integrating. Huxley quotes, “Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really 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 colour. I’m so glad I’m a Beta.”

Last but not least, “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is showing how the riches are separated by “old money” and “new money.” So, if you are considered “new money,” you would live in the West Egg and “old money” lives in the East Egg. Everyone else in that society who does not have money lives in the Valley of Ashes.

In the end, all three novels have something in common- the split in society based on class. Even though these novels are fiction, they bring out the reality of society. In today’s society, we are split up based on class and ethnicity. Even though each story tells it from different century/time, it is still the same problem of being divided into class.


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