Individuality is the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked. According to Mustafa Mond, one of the 10 world leaders, in order to achieve social stability there must be one way of living and everyone must follow that one way. In this new society drug use and promiscuity were common themes. Soma is introduced as the drug that everyone takes in order to maintain social stability. Bernard was one of the first characters that were introduced to us. He was introduced as a lone wolf. Bernard did not take soma and have a lot of sexual play as regularly as everyone else did. He believed that it was better to be yourself than take soma and become someone you do not recognize. “I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.” (Pg. 89) He was trying to convince a girl (Lenina) that the world didn’t just consist of soma and sex but meaning and using you inner individuality to explore new things. Social stability requires everyone to think the same and follow a set system instead of being true to you.
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...ificial happiness, and taking their individuality away from them. If they could be one with their own self instead of being genetically engineered to be the same as everyone else, this “Brave New World” would be a place of naturalistic and innovative. In most cases people pursue the idea of religion and a God when they are middle aged and up. This happens because death is approaching and people want to ensure that they are safe and are heading somewhere in the after life. However the people of a “Brave New World” are conditioned to accept death for what it is. A happy and joyful experience that everyone goes through, “Death conditioning begins at eighteen months. Every tot spends two mornings a week in a hospital for the dying. All the best toys are kept there, and they get chocolate cream on death days. They learn to take to take dying as a matter of course.”(Huxley)
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