Huxley commands and opens the genre of science fiction to warn readers of the dangers of the future by presenting a world run by science, void of true life. Throughout Brave New World, pacified being are created by science to maintain social stability. Critic Dawn B. Sova claims that “blind happiness is necessary for social stability”. In the World State, occupants are “being pacified by the constant, sensuous satiety of food, sex, and drugs” (Izzo). If the conditioning received after being decanted does not keep a citizen content, there is always soma which can “easily [banish]” most “pain and unhappiness” (Sova). Even though some slip through the cracks, almost everyone in the World State is provided with soma and constantly sated to create blind happiness. Secondly, New Worlders, the inhabitants of the World State, are conditioned prior to being decanted and afterward as well. Five classes make up the World State "from [Alphas] to [Epsilons]" all "t...
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...t science, technology, and industry are not the answers” (Izzo). The second character is John the Savage, a resident of Malpais. John is filled with “stubbing individualism” (Pollerd). This causes tension with the “swarming indistinguishable sameness” of the World State (Huxley 183). While talking with World Controller Mustapha Mond, John “[claims] the right to have free will, choices, initiative, and spiritual freedom” (Izzo). Overall, the reader is seduced by the characters and societies created by Huxley.
In conclusion, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World warns readers of the dangers of a future where science has gone too far and satirizes such a future as well. However, like a bright and shining star, Brave New World ends and explodes to become something much larger than itself. That is the true face of Brave New World because “words can be like x-rays” (Huxley 70).
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