Every society around the world offers different jobs and roles for an individual to succeed in and define them. Whether you are a garbage man, doctor, teacher or a celebrity, you have distinct qualities define someone. Adlous Huxley wrote Brave New World, a dystopian novel based on a utopian society with the ultimate goal of universal happiness. The futuristic novel was written in the midst of the great depression. Huxley may have created a society through his work to abolish the problems like unemployment, debt, poverty and war but there was no humanity and there definitely was no individuality.
Robots were placed upon the planet millions of years ago and evolved according to the environment. They needed to destroy anything that would cause their species to discontinue, including humans. The Invincible proves that the advancement of intelligent machines will threaten our society one-day. Throughout history, humans have become fascinated with how far technology may someday take us. Works of science fiction through literature and entertainment have made it possible to uncover potential future developments.
Imagine living in a world where everyone is exactly the same, where there are no families, and a personal identity is regarded as a global threat. This is the futuristic society portrayed in Aldous Huxly's Brave New World. To garuntee complete happiness to its denizens, the government raises myriads of people in a single test tube, and then conditions them to conform to their assigned caste, (such as Alpha, Beta, etc. ), and to behave in a "safe" manner. This method of upbringing creates a society full of clones completely lacking any personality, conditioned to love only three things: Henry Ford, their idol; soma, a wonder drug: and physical pleasure.
Imagine living in a world without mothers and fathers, a place full of faceless human clones. This is the society portrayed in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel entitled Brave New World. Huxley describes a futuristic society that has an alarming effect of dehumanization. This occurs through the absence of spirituality and family, the obsession with physical pleasure, and the misuse of technology. In this world, each person is raised in a test tube rather than a mother's womb, and the government controls every stage of their development, from embryo to maturity.
Nobody has to get rid of the highest human aspirations, emotion is something that cannot be eradicated, and instead they encouraged addiction or dependency to keep the members of the society in line. He also acknowledges the sacrifices that have been made to sustain deceptive contentment. Mond views John’s desire for freedom as the desire for unhappiness; the controllers of the World state scarify their citizens in order to gain happiness and stability. Soma shorten the life expectancy, but it doesn’t prevent the government to give it to their citizens because the key components to the society in Brave New World are stability and happiness; so they must do anything in their power to make it happen.
Incompatibility of Truth and Happiness Happiness is intangible, not bought or measured but is what people seek the most in life. Happiness is knowledge, it is fulfillment and when not obtained can leave one feeling worthless. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley happiness is a predominant theme in the novel and is what the world state prioritizes to maintain peace and order. Truth must be sacrificed in order for happiness to be obtained. As shown in Brave New World by the world leaders genetically creating citizens, suited to a particular job and who prefer it to anything else, the Elimination of human and scientific truth’s to escape suffering and the consumption of soma used to avoid facing the truth and reject sadness.
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.
Through the wanton use of soma, conditioning techniques, and an absence of love in the characters’ lives, the reader can uncover the theme of the book; that is one should not become convinced that being happy is the only thing in life that matters when they have the opportunity to be free and choose emotion and truth. The people of the World State are trapped in a seemingly perfect world, but they are not aware of how it can feel to be in control of their emotions and their lives. They have allowed themselves to be lured into a lifestyle where they do not need to problem solve, because the solution to their problems is in an easily accessible drug. The World State has also perfected the caste system, with absolutely no way to escape your destiny. They say it will make people happy, but the people never get a chance to choose their life or who they are going to be.
Guaranteed sterile” (Huxley 11). To create a society without war, disease, famine, abuse, and etc. the people turn to creating beings with the same ideas and beliefs. The process described in Brave New World robs the citizens of their humanity in two ways; by denying the ability to have children and by erasing individuality. The ability to reproduce is an essential characteristic of the human species because unique emotions, such as love and protective instincts develop.
According to our views, these are the type of things that are considered important and we would go as far as saying that we could not live without them. But for these people, they are insignificant. Education to us leads to knowledge and for us knowledge is power and power runs the world. However for them there is no need for education because they do not need power. Power will not get them any farther in life then what is already written out for them.