im comparing and contrasting the books for an essay for my teacher, what are your ideas?
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The question is too much for my brain right now but I found an excellent article on it. Here is an excerpt and I'll source-link it below. Hope it helps!
Both authors are concerned with the repression of individuality. Compare and contrast their representation of the different social and cultural forces which contribute to the repressive state. "Masses of labourers, organised like soldiers, are daily and hourly enslaved by the machine, by the over-looker and above all by the individual bourgeois manufacturer himself", Karl Marx in his Manifesto of the Communist Party 1848 here highlights the state portrayed through Charles Dickens's 'Hard Times'. Margaret Atwood highlights the similarity with her book saying "it is a study of power, and how it operated and how it deforms or shapes the people who are living within that kind of regime".