Pure Happiness In Huxley's The Brave New World

analytical Essay
1755 words
1755 words

In a society where “The Brave New Worlders could take holidays from their black moods, or from the familiar annoyances of everyday life, without sacrificing their health or permanently reducing their efficiency” it made life seem like pure happiness (Huxley, “Chemical” 297). The World Controllers have created a new world where everyone belongs to everyone in order to lull their citizens into believing that the world is perfect. The World State’s motto of “Community, Identity, and Stability” is forced upon them by lack of family, brainwashing, and the use of Soma (Huxley 3). The government uses these words as a way to assure that there will be no rebellion or actions against the creators of this ideal world. If one can remove the family ties, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that aldous huxley's brave new world should remind the world that society can flip completely around from the original base of the founding fathers.
  • Explains how the government uses hypnopaedic lessons to manipulate the citizens into complete control. the brain is confused by the stimuli that run counter to what the citizen has learned.
  • Analyzes how the world controllers' way of persuasion was through the use of "the original soma" which brought pure happiness and lured people into unethical society.
  • Explains that soma drinking was regarded as a high privilege by the citizens of the new world.
  • Analyzes how aldous huxley's brave new world can warn society on how the government is always in search of power and finding ways to intrude in many different areas of one’s life
  • Analyzes how the new world controllers took away each distinct relationship and forced citizens to belong to everyone. they warn that too much governmental control stripping morals will result in destruction of the free world.

Their way of chemical persuasion was used through the use of “the original soma. . . . an unknown plant” ( Huxley “Chemical” 296). “The intoxicating juice expressed from the stems of this plant” was enough to bring pure happiness and lure the people into their unethical society (Huxley, “Chemical” 296). This stimulant drug made the citizens believe that “the drinkers of the soma were blessed in many ways. Their bodies were strengthened, their hearts filled with courage, joy and enthusiasm, their minds were enlightened and in immediate experience of eternal life. They received the assurance of their immortality” (Huxley, “Chemical” 296). To the people this drug was a prize; not realizing how this prize, given by the Controllers, is actually affecting them. The leaders, however, are fully aware that the “sacred juice had its drawbacks. Soma was a dangerous drug-so dangerous that . . . ordinary mortals might even die of an overdose” and they still encouraged the doses of Soma to be heavily relied on (Huxley, “Chemical” 296). Citizens who often took too much could temporarily go into a soma holiday, in which they are technically in a sleeping coma. This coma was repeated weakly; overdosing on a drug for relief was permitted. However, one can control the amount; “in small doses it brought a sense of bliss, in larger doses it made you see visions” (Huxley, “Chemical” 296). Regardless, it did not matter to the citizens what happened because “the experience was so transcendently blissful and enlightening that soma drinking was regarded as a high privilege. For this privilege no price was too great” (Huxley, “Chemical” 296). To the citizens of the new world, soma was not just a treat; “it was a political institution, it was the very essence of the Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness guaranteed by the Bill of

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