Creative Chaos: The Role of Creativity in Brave New World, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and Walden Two 公开

Delcourt, Steffi Amber (2013)

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This paper aims to comment on the role creativity plays within three dystopian texts, Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451, and one utopian, Walden Two. As I examine creativity through Romantic and classical theories of creativity, as well as the psychological creativity model the Domain-Individual-Field Interaction Model, I find that creativity was much more present in these rigid societies than I had expected. In keeping with the Romantic theory, creativity becomes the way that John the Savage, Helmholtz Watson, Winston Smith, and Guy Montag express their rebellious impulses and advocate for a society in which individuality and creative freedom are valued over communal happiness. I compare this position from my dystopian texts to the classical model found in Walden Two and evaluate whether creativity is an essential element of humanity, according to utopian and dystopian literature.

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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter One: Creativity: Individuality or Mass Entertainment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Chapter Two: The Domain-Individual-Field Interaction Model and Dystopian Literature . . . . . . . 34

Chapter Three: A Rebellious Force for Freedom or a Group Effort? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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