What I believe, the right name ‘Utopia’ itself means "No-place" in this world. Even if we have perfect world; there is always one person who feels that there is something is missing. We are human we are born naturally with imperfection. I believe we are imperfect, utopia is non-existed land and author proves in his work. God has made everything for purpose we cannot do what we want because God has given brains to humans, which makes them unique which leads to think different, act and react different.
Brave New World After reading the novel Brave New World by Aldus Huxley it is easily realized that it is unlike any other classic story. It predicts a future overpowered by technology and where the people have no religion. The plot of the story made me think if this would be a perfect place to live or a terrible place to live. It is hard to distinguish where the line is drawn between making life simpler and losing the meaning of life. Although some may look upon this type of life with envy I personally would rather have to work harder than to lose myself.
Although the society is radical in its nature there are certain aspects of modern ideology that are present in it. For the purpose of this essay only conservatism will be used to analyze the society of the World State. In latter paragraphs you will see the similarities and differences between conservatism and the government of the Brave New World. Though there are very distinct differences, in many ways the conservative ideology supports the World State. In Huxley's novel the World State controls the past by suppressing it, which goes directly against conservative ideas.
There was something called liberalism. Parliament, if you know what that was, passed a law against it/.../Speeches about liberty of the subject. Liberty to be inefficient and miserable". This quote demonstrates how the World Controllers force their society to believe in the values of the “utopia.” We can clearly see the impracticality of bypassing human nature by influencing the way people think. Instead, there must be one in direct control over the population in order to unify society’s beliefs; in other words, make the population have no choice but to agree with what you want and don’t let people have the option to be “liberal.” By doing so, human nature and individuality would be taken out of the equation entirely.
Societies run off the power of the people, and some societies use a democracy as a form of power. There are people who say that for a democracy to survive that people do not need to be educated on all subjects, they also believe that asking questions or challenging “long-held ideas” is a waste of time, because no results will be formed by them. Then there are the people that feel that someone needs to be educated just enough to survive and questions or voicing opinions on “long-held ideas” should only be done when it is absolutely mandatory. Finally, there are the people (like me) that disagree with the people above. These people believe that all education is important.
Helmholtz Watson, smart intelligent and attractive, is the perfect example of an Alpha. Although one group may be more superior to the other, no one feels inadequate because everyone knows they are contributing to the social and economic prosperity in society. Brave New World... ... middle of paper ... ...dual in the New world you must conform or die. Mond as well as the rest of the world state believes that “The whole premise of this form of utilitarianism is that people should be happy and live in a stable society. Therefore, one must ban anything that would interfere with happiness.”(Smith) In Brave New World, the totalitarian government takes full control over humanity resulting in no humanity at all because there is no individuality.
They are best known for being cut off from the rest of the world and creating a personal environment where they are completely self-sustainable, at least until westernization came through. Their view of politics is quite different from ours. If we lived in a Ladakh society a debate like that would have never occurred. There are heads of the community that attempt to make the most rational decision possible that will best benefit society. Altruism is the only way to conduct yourself as a leader.
Accordingly, there is danger in having an all-powerful state because personal freedoms are lost. More so, there is power in having knowledge that others do not possess because it is a gateway for the government to control the public if scientific and technological advances are been made. As mentioned before, governments prosper when there is stability and commodification is way of the government achieving that although it does alter human behavior. On the other hand, some would argue that modern society is based on democracy and a controlled state as depicted in Brave New World is impossible to occur but there are indicators in society today that serve as a resemblance. Brave New World emphasizes that the dangers of an all-powerful state, power of knowledge, and commodification are detrimental to modern society.
This process seeks to provide preferences that better their life and that have a good reason to be preferred (Kymlicka 16). The informed preference approach states that those preferences that are adaptive or irrational should be filtered out. When in practice, there is no real way for the government to determine this directly. It would involve obtaining vast amounts of information about every person’s background, capacities, emotional make-up and other things. Of course, no one really wants the government to be collecting such intimate information about him or her (Kymlicka 19).
In this type of society, socializing with people from different classes is not common, and different class marriage is not allowed, or marriage isn’t allowed at all. Nevertheless, seeing that with social stability, the government dominates the people by lack of free will, it is obvious that the purpose of both of these stories is to give the viewers/readers a message that there is no such thing as a perfect world, and that even though our world isn’t perfect, it is certainly not the worst it could be. This message is evident in three perceptible approaches. One, when we see in Brave New World a character named John who attempts to persuade others to rebel. Two, when we witness the discrimination betwee... ... middle of paper ... ...t is doing to them, and decide that it is time to take a stand and make a change.