What is “perfect” society? My own view of a perfect society is when people are sharing and loving each other, laughing, living happily, working together, with everyone’s best interest equivalent to each person’s best interest. There will be no pain, no crime, no corruption and no anger. In my perfect society, people will be raised in caring and loving community, with higher education to help them encourage freethinking. There will be no disclosure to greedy or decadent cultures.
Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, introduces a seemingly perfect society in which everything, from the mindset of the citizens to the structure of the government, is ideal. Every Utopian citizen fits faultlessly into the community and no citizen is left without a job, a home, or resources. Furthermore, all Utopians live in peaceful harmony due to the fact that they are treated as equals and have complete trust in one another, a result of their lack of greed, which is something that Hythloday believes is natural in most humans. Hythloday, the only character from the text who has actually visited Utopia, hints that this lack of greed in Utopians is a result of there being no such thing as scarcity or private property there; everyone has access to the
The people in Brave New World are everything we, as a society, want to be. Mustapha Mond sums up the perfections of the society in Brave New World with an explanation he gave John: “The world’s perfect now. People are happy; they get what they want and they never want what they can’t get. They’re well off; they’re safe; they’re never ill; they’re not afraid of death; they’re blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they’re plagued with no mothers or fathers; they’ve got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about . .
The cookie cutter theory with in the novel is as strong and alive in today’s society as it has ever been. In the world the citizens are so happy and satisfied; they have everything they want from crazy amounts of sex and drugs to unlimited consumer goods but they never even bother to recognize let alone question their lack of freedom but this unrelenting, iron cloud control comes with its own consequences. The society in Brave New World is completely deprived of values, morals, emotions, art, or any kind of individuality. Not only is it a society who has lost its way but its citizens have actually lost their humanity.
Machiavelli thoroughly states that anything and everything must be done to keep the peace of the masses, even if acts of immorality are used. However, instead of advocating immorality, Machiavelli is saying that to serve the people and the state well, a ruler must not restrict himself to conventional standards of morality. His use of immoral tactics in leadership would appear to be unpopular; however the acts of immorality have limitations and are done solely to avoid displeasing the masses or creating disorder. Therefore it is acceptable to practice immorality if it is done only to a small number of constituents, if it is not repeated, and if it is performed to please and benefit the public. It is these limitations that prove Machiavelli is arguing that the use of immoral tactics, to rule the people and in turn be ruled by the people, is needed.
...cience?? He believed that conscience should tell a person what to do not just a majority vote. To follow a government blindly ruins people they should only trust what they believe is right. The use of civil disobedience is a respectable way of protesting a governments rule. When someone believes that they are being forced into following unjust laws they should stand up for what they believe in no matter the consequences because it is not just one individual they are protesting for they are protesting for the well-being of a nation.
In Brave New World, there is no such thing as desire as Mustapha Mond, the controller, explains, “People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can 't get...And if anything should go wrong, there 's soma” (Huxley 220). The government doesn’t understand that desire creates an appreciation for happiness, and when it is finally attained, it is a very strong emotion. When anything is handed to someone, as joy is in Brave New World, the value is drastically decreased. But, when there is anticipation or work is put in, the value will be justifiable. If Americans continue to rely on products for happiness, there will be no
Am I dreaming too much? Let me dream on: A free society, sharing all, without need of money or accounts, giving and receiving freely, without greed or poverty. A just society, without need of government or law, being a government and law onto itself. A humane society, of light and of love, which does not hurt its own members, and which does not destroy its environment. A prosperous society, having everything it needs, yet possessing nothing.
The Use of Soma to Shape and Control Society in Huxley's Brave New World The future of the world is a place of thriving commerce and stability. Safety and happiness are at an all-time high, and no one suffers from depression or any other mental disorders. There are no more wars, as peace and harmony spread to almost every corner of the world. There is no sickness, and people are predestined to be happy and content in their social class. But if anything wrong accidentally occurs, there is a simple solution to the problem, which is soma.
Given the choice, I’d rather live in the dystopian society of Brave New World, at least in this world you are under the illusion you are really happy. Dystopian societies are about control and power. Some want to create a perfect society, and therefore must have a strong hold on their citizens to make sure their emotions don't get in the way of a utopian dream Others just want absolute and complete control over the people. However, in order to completely understand the reason for a dystopian society, it is important to first to understand the purpose of government, and understand the mind of the person in control of such a terrifying society. Whether someone can understand why these societies are put into place, they can be identified by its unique characteristics like the ones found in Orwell;s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World and Shyamalan’s The Village.