True happiness is one of the complexities in human nature that the simple-minded citizens cannot fathom due to their lack of variety for stimulation, self-regulation for purpose, and human connection for significance. They are only able to see everything in white, got rid of the black, however: “Human nature is not black and white but black and grey” (Graham Greene). Although the inevitable human desire for variety is only the brim of true happiness, the uniformity in the people’s structured lives already rid them of real stimulation. Instead of being able to explore any area within and beyond Earth, World State citizens are limited to Earth’s surface.
He thought by the presences of fathers and mothers in the world is parallel to a world “full of misery…” and “full of madness and suicide... ... middle of paper ... ...actuals furthers the perfection of the higher castes. Huxley wrote the novel as a warning to modern western societies and his evidence for caution was burdened on the Alpha castes. The Gammas, Deltas, and, Epsilons can be seen as perfected because they are conditioned to adore the life they are given. The presence of a castes actual reinforce conclusion that their society has become perfect but only for the Alphas. The Alphas make up their own society because they do not socially interact with them.
An utopia is often imagined as a perfect place, one without the major problems and worries of contemporary society; a dystopia however is exactly the opposite: not only is it an unpleasant place but one that is truly corrupt. In Utopia by Thomas More, a sailor named Raphael explains to Thomas his observations of a nation radically different from their own. The Utopians live in a communal society where all goods are public property and where there is no concept of money. At first glance, Utopia seems flawless, but a closer look reveals the inner darkness and failures of their culture. The Utopians’ expectation for maintaining an efficient society forces them to surrender their human dignity.
This is known because many people spend their lives searching for a fountain of happiness. Without a source of happiness, people will be unsatisfied with their lives, be uniform to others, and not accomplish anything substantial. If everyone aims to be happy in life and strives to attain true happiness, the world would be a better place and many achievements would be made. Work Cited Rand, Ayn. Anthem.
Change is difficult and uncomfortable. Those who have the knowledge to see injustice, and are able to step out of their comfort zone, ultimately attempting change that can benefit the society at large. When one considers that change is difficult, it is often easy to think that without wisdom one would not have to change. The happiness experienced from ignorance creates a simpler, easier way to live that does not involve irritating and painful change. Often it can be hard to pick between ignorance and knowledge.
The people want poetry, danger, good and bad things. This novel shows that when you must give up religion, high art, true science, family, love and other foundations of modern life in place of a sort of unending happiness, it is not worth the sacrifice. These are all also distinguishing marks between humans and animals that were abolished here. In exchange, they received stability with no wars, social unrest, no poverty or disease or any other infirmities or discomforts. However, they only live with an artificial happiness, which they have been brainwashed to love since infancy.
Love of thy neighbor comes into play with the heard because everyone is equal; therefore, love is the only option. But this is false because it is not true love. The levelers are ignoring the historical perspective of morality and instead they justify their own morality with a narrow mind, ignorant to the days when society was run by will to power and success of the individual. Our own knowledge is what we make of it and if we are constricted by society we are making ourselves less intelligent and less successful. Works Cited Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
In the end of the book, John the Savage is driven mad by this “perfect” way of life and commits suicide. This shows that the extreme pursuit of happiness cannot truly be achieved artificially, and has to be one’s own belief of joy. Another key theme is Identity, Stability, and Community vs. Freedom. All of citizens of the World State think they are free, when they really are not at all. This Identity, Stability, Community motto is the prime goal of the World State.
This quote directly shows how the lack of connective thoughts can throw a whole situation in disarray. The author uses irony by discussing how the society would fall apart if everyone was not equal, yet with equal intellectual levels George and Haz... ... middle of paper ... ...ike all announcers, had a serious speech impediment” (14). This shows how they give him the job simply because they know he cannot be successful in it. They chose him because he will not make a good productive impact on society. When something is presented that is doable by everyone it has no meaning.
Meursault’s character can be viewed as strange, emotionless, or confused throughout the story since he is rarely seen showing any emotion, including happiness, which is very odd to many characters. Ironically enough, Meursault does not notice his own behavior and he is detached emotionally not only from the outside world, but himself. It takes Meursault a long time before he finally discovers himself and finds out the true meaning of happiness. Camus shows true happiness by using Meursault and shows how society’s view on happiness is simply an illusion. Society creates things like relationships, paradise, and habits to keep their false happiness alive.