With these types of advancements the World State is able to limit people’s individuality and freedom and eventually dictate their lives. The Director, who administrates the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, explains to a group of students how critical these advancements are and how they are a solution to mankind’s problems. The Director elaborates that the Bokanovsky Process assists social stability because the clones it pr... ... middle of paper ... ...a human in the most primitive sense. The World State, controlling the minds of people through technology, soma, and directly governed by an all-powerful World State, strips away each person’s individuality and freedom, all for their goal of attaining power and remaining as the ruling state. The story of the people in Brave New World being controlled by the World State is not merely a fantasized tale, but rather a critical reminder of how the weak are always submissive to the powerful, and how the powerful are responsible for the state of the weak.
The Perils of Totalitarian Ruling Powers A government that exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives is known as a totalitarian regime. 1984, by George Orwell, published on June 8, 1949, stands as a classic example of a totalitarian society. The ruling Party uses the telescreens and thought police agents to spy on its citizens; they constantly feed the public propaganda to brainwash the citizens to believe anything the party says, including the statement ‘2+2 = 5.’ Protagonist Winston Smith works in the Ministry of Truth and helps the Party distort historical records despite despising the tyranny. As an act of rebellion, he begins a diary in which he puts down the truths he believes about his society; however, this act is punishable by death. The movie, Brave New World, directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams, released on 19 April 1998, is about a society that manages to achieve maximum happiness for its people with the exception of the few individuals living on the edges of civilization.
At the beginning of the movie headmistress Miss Emily, tells the students how this experiment is larger than they are and how all of this is to benefit the common good. The society in Never Let Me Go accepts the sacrifice of the clones as a necessary evil. However Victor Frankenstein creates the monster in pursuit of personal glory. Frankenstein dreams of glory, not once does he consider the impact of his work, just the glory he will get from it “-more, far more, will I achieve; …I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation”. Although both creators both utilize science to reach their goals, their goals are so different it changes the motivation and background to the whole story.
Discuss how the society in Brave New World works to ensure that people do not change their socio-economic class. Through Brave New World, Huxley depicts a new, industrialized world, which is financially stable and has prevented poverty and self-destruction. Dictatorial governments are there to ensure stability and maintain perfection of the world. Therefore, just like under any other totalitarian government, social, mental and economic freedoms are abolished in order to retain social stability. The government eliminated these freedoms by censoring art and religion, by predestining peoples’ social caste prior their birth, and by controlling each individual’s life with the introduction of conditioning.
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The world government also establishes a caste system in order to create a sense of purpose in the minds of the citizens. Finally the government has eliminated anything unpredictable. By removing disease, war, famine, and the like, the world government has a greater sense of control. By promoting the three principles the Controllers have created a situation that they believe is a happy, utopian society. Works Cited Brave New World Aldous Huxley