's Use Of Utopia In Othello, And The Brave New World

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Throughout history, it is common for people to think about what can be done to make our society ideal. In the novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the character, The Controller, believes that keeping the civilians of the Brave New World ignorant and emotionally sedated will bring social stability. The Controller indicates the extreme sacrifices that need to be made in order to keep a society stable and happy. Through a vary of literary devices like allusion, symbolism, and Irony, Huxley highlights that not only are these ineffective ways to create a utopia, but the idea of utopia is impossible to obtain. As this passage opens, The Controller expresses that the people of the brave new world will never be able to understand works of art like Othello due to…show more content…
The Controller makes it clear that, “You can’t make tragedies without social instability.” Social Instability exemplifies everything that corrupts a society. Besides, the world of Othello is completely different from the Brave New World. Huxley’s use of Shakespeare is a symbol for all of the art that has been rejected. Using an author with the type of art like Shakespeare allows readers to get an example of high art that the people of the Brave New World are not being exposed to. Huxley’s use of Shakespeare can also be recognized as allusion. The allusion to Shakespeare that the Savage brings reveals the life of tragedy and instability that the Brave New World rejects. People of the brave new world have never known what it is like to suffer. With all of the advances in science and values, people are now able to live a happy life. People aren’t bothered with little things like sickness, old age, and monogamy. Not having family members to form emotional bonds with consequently makes life less bothersome. Ordinarily one would expect these natural occurrences to just come with any life, but here these are what make life undesirable. This

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