Analysis Of ' Brave New World '

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In Brave New World, it is necessary for the characters to have sex with multiple partners as a way to satisfy their emotional needs, namely love, and this contentedness takes away reasons for starting a rebellion. Early in the text, the Director of the Hatchery in London leads a group of aspiring around the lab as he explains: “Family, monogamy, romance. Everywhere exclusiveness, a narrow channeling of impulse and energy. ‘But everyone belongs to everyone else,’ [Mustapha] concluded, citing the hypnopaedic proverb” (Huxley 40). In their society, there are no exclusive relationships. If one person likes another, they are able to take action immediately and do not have to wait for delayed gratification. By making everything inclusive, there is no build up of internal dissatisfaction and this keeps the citizens pleased with their lives. As Mustapha says to John in a later conversation about happiness in the society, “being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesque of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt” (Huxley 221). There is no strong desire to obtain something, especially regarding emotional relationships, and thus no strong desire to change. Adding that to how the community offers many recreational activities to fulfill social and consumer needs, focus is distributed widely and the citizens become compliant with happiness because they have to reason to change their lifestyles. Later in the book, John enters Lenina’s life and his unconditioned ways throw her off. For the first time time, she could not sleep with someone as she wanted “and so intense was her exasperation that she drove her sharp nails into the skin of his wrist. ‘Instead of drivelli... ... middle of paper ... ...ose’” (Huxley 229). For Brave New World, the alternative to threat laced convincing is removing the problem completely and John “nod[s], frowning, ‘You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it’” (Huxley 238). Unlike the World State, the Party does not stop until the individual has bent to their will. After all, as O’Brien says, “power is in inflicting pain and humiliation” (Orwell 266). The Party is powerful because they can induce anyone, regardless of how resolute the person is in starting an uprising, and that creates a terrifying environment where the entire country is suppressed through fright. In the end, Winston falls as another victim: “But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (Orwell 298).

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