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No Control of Happiness in Brave New World

- Brave New World, acknowledges government control which results in the failure of a society. It is a world created where everything is under control, being observed, and synthetic. The society was manufactured in a test tube therefore, it was factory made. The people were born and developed in the test tubes, so their human nature became adapted so an individual cannot identify or approach it. Every little detail of a person's life is prearranged. These people's lives revolve around their community, their existence, and security; never their individual happiness....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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A Brave New World

- In this world where people can acquire anything they need or want, we have to wonder, “Is the government controlling us?” Both the governments in A Brave New World and in the United States of America offer birth control pills and have abortion clinics that are available for everyone, thus making birth control pills and abortion operations very easy to acquire. Although both governments offer birth control pills and abortion clinics, A Brave New World’s government requires everyone to take the pills and immediately get an abortion when pregnant....   [tags: A Brave New World, Govenrment Control]

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Analysis Of ' Brave New World '

- ... Rather than becoming a source of support, family members foster mistrust, which leads to an uncomfortable feeling of always being watched in one’s own home. Fear knows no bounds in this society because one can be afraid of someone several years their junior. Winston also meets a woman named Julia who he has met in passing several times. Despite their little interaction, he says to Julia, “‘I hated the sight of you...I wanted to rape you and then murder you afterwards. Two weeks ago I thought seriously of smashing your head in with a cobblestone....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

- Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World introduces us to a futuristic technological world where monogamy is shunned, science is used in order to maintain stability, and society is divided by 5 castes consisting of alphas(highest), betas, gammas, deltas, and epsilons(lowest). In the Brave New World, the author demonstrates how society mandates people’s beliefs using many characters throughout the novel. John, a savage, has never been able to fit in society. Moving through two contradicting societies, John is unable to adapt to the major differences of the civilized society due to the different ways upon how it is conducted....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World]

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The Delusion of Happiness in Brave New World and Canada

- Abraham Lincoln once said, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Thus, implying happiness can be determined by ones mindset. However, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World creates a vision of a utopian society that achieves happiness by altering the mindset of its populace to believe they are happy. In a society depicting such a strange ideology of the future, people are no longer as happy as they make their minds up to be, but as happy as the government allows them to be....   [tags: brave new world, huxley]

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The Death of John Savage in Brave New World

- A “utopia is that which is in contradiction with reality,” said the famous French novelist Albert Camus in his collection of essays, Between Hell and Reason. History shows us that seemingly exemplary ideals in practice have led to the collapse of societies. Just examine the two most prominent attempts at a utopia: Hitler’s attempt to socialize all of Europe and create the “perfect” Aryan race coupled with Karl Marx’s beliefs to instate communism into society. The final result was the destruction of their perspective visionary worlds....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Use of Propaganda in the 1930’s and in Brave New World

- Life in the 1930’s for Americans was very bewildering since the country was just coming out of the Red Scare. Aldous Huxley published a dystopian book, Brave New World, in which the fictional “controllers” in the novel could easily manipulate the ignorance of people through drugs and conditioning. The government used the drug soma as a way to make everyone high and agree to anything that the hierarchy wanted. Taking soma makes everyone crave it even more because it is an addictive drug....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Satire in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- Aldous Huxley. The very name summons psychedelic visions and utopian nightmares to the western psyche. He was born on the 26th of July in 1894, and died on the 22nd of November 1963. He saw the turn of the century, two world wars, the decline of the British lion, the ascendance of the American eagle and the Cuban missile crisis. In short, he lived through some of the most unstable times man has seen as a species. His work was varied. He began his career as a satirist of the class system he endured in England....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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The Role of Technology in Huxley's Brave New World

- Technology, which has brought mankind from the Stone Age to the 21st century, can also ruin the life of peoples. In the novel Brave New World, the author Aldous Huxley shows us what technology can do if we exercise it too much. From the novel we can see that humans can lose humanity if we rely on technology too much. In the novel, the author sets the world in the future where everything is being controlled by technology. This world seems to be a very perfectly working utopian society that does not have any disease, war, problems, crisis but it is also a sad society with no feelings, emotions or human characteristics....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Use of an Outsider’s Perspective in Brave New World

- Aldous Huxley uses the viewpoint of an outsider, or Savage, to give the reader different perspectives of his dystopian world in Brave New World. After traveling to the World State from the reservation, John (the savage) disagrees with the lack of intimacy, the lack of morality, and the lack of free will that he witnesses there, which shows the reader a very different side of the World State. These imperfections, along with many other factors, cause John to plunge into insanity and eventually commit suicide....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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A Brave New World: Was Aldous Huxley Correct?

- A Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is a book that to me is more of a warning then entertainment. In the book, Huxley writes about a future civilization and all how everything in life is simplified. Babies are created in factories and are designed however scientists want them to be. Relationships are completely irrelevant and frowned upon in this world. People are distracted from true beauty and left to submit their selves into a false world. Since this book was written in 1931, Huxley obviously had no knowledge of new age technology....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Analysis of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

- In our world, there is a plethora of societies. Different societies have different approaches to freedom, and have different ideas of what freedom is. In our society, we are taught that freedom is something that everybody should have no matter who they are or where they are from. In A Brave New World, Huxley gives us two examples of societies. These societies are the World State and the Reservation and they both have very different types of and views on freedom. By using these two examples and providing the readers with multiple characters that live in each society, Huxley clearly shows us his view on the subject of freedom....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Brave New World : A Dystopian Society

- ... Bernard is “alienated” from the society because he believes he is too small for the position he has been conditioned to enjoy. Bernard is the only character who seems to think for himself and put his mind in its own, uncontrolled world. He feels there is much more to life than messing around with people and taking soma to feel happy. This dystopian society does not experience true happiness. They may think that they do, but they really do not. Conditioning forces them to believe that the life their living is a good life that brings happiness....   [tags: Brave New World, Dystopia, The World State, Human]

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A Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... With a democratic system in place, the government is controlled by the people, and the needs for happiness evolves and it is either provided by the government or by big business. “The world’s stable now. People are happy; they get what they want and they never want what they can’t get.” When dealing with the poor and the homeless the 1st world has much to learn from the World State by creating jobs for them and securing their happiness leads to a greater more stable community. By stabilizing the poor and homeless the possibility of friction between classes and something like the French revolution happening again is close to none....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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New Meaning in a Brave New World

- New Meaning in a Brave New World The motto of the "Brave New World" was "Community, Identity, and Stability." In the following essay the actual meanings of these terms will be addressed. The term "Community" really did not have the meaning that we are accustomed to hearing and speaking in the modern day and age (1996). Instead it stands for almost a lack of "Community", meaning that there is no choice of where one ranks in the "Community", instead you are assigned even before production (natural birth is non-existent) your place in society and a person could never know what are the differences between being an Alpha or a Gamma....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- On December 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. As an African-American Civil Rights activist, she fought for freedom and equal rights. Parks and numerous others risked their safety, jobs, and lives to gain the equal rights of today’s society. Imagine if the rights, which activists fought steadfastly to acquire, were taken away. Teaching the history of how the world was shaped to its present state ensures the people of today’s world do not make the same mistakes. In Brave New World the past is not common knowledge....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... Also the fact that people’s role in society are predestined in the World State may also hold some relevance in our society. Although our position in terms of social and economic class isn’t quite ‘predestined’, studies have shown that people born into wealthier families with relatively high social statuses are more likely to possess a more successful future with similar positions as their progenitor. In addition, both worlds can be compared by the increased use of drugs as an alternative to facing and dealing with harsh realities of the world....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... People must be made to “like their unescapable social destiny”, officials insist. Brave New World, the antihero known as “the Savage” rebels against the happiness agenda, telling his smiley-faced rulers: “I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin… I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.” I believe that we should claim the same right against prying in our emotional lives today. The people of Brave New World are kept calm with a drug called soma. Described as having “all of the advantages of Christianity and alcohol and none of their defects”, it’s a psychoactive drug that induces feelings of calm, therefore contradicting any need to discover and potentially tackle the true source of on...   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... Lastly, science has provided the World State with a method to tell each citizen what to like. At the beginning of Brave New World, we are introduced to a Bokanovsky group of Deltas who are going to be conditioned to dislike flowers and books. The nurses on duty utilize a shrieking siren and electric shocks to scare the babies away from these things. Also, science has provided hypnopædia, the process by which ideas can be implanted in the brain during sleep, which can "bring home…more complex courses of behavior" by utilizing "words without reason" (Huxley 28)....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... (Huxley 21). Huxley is showing how the State starts depriving citizens of freedom, since a rather young age. He shows the sinister actions the State does in order to fully control and manipulate the people. Through Pavlovian or classical conditioning, the State is making the future generations develop an aversion to books and ultimately literature. This method strengthens the State’s power and decreases the likelihood a government overthrow, due to the lack of knowledge which is generated through literature....   [tags: Brave New World, Dystopia, The World State]

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Brave New World : Social Stability

- Brave New World Social stability can be the cause of problems. After reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, we are informed that “Bokanovsky’s Process is one of the major instruments of social stability!” Now is it worth it. Is it worth the sacrifice. Questions like those are addressed throughout the book. Huxley wants to warn us of many things, for example the birth control pill, the way that we can colon ourselves and many other things. He wanted us to know that many of the experiments that they do to the caste in Brave New World, we were later going to do investigate more ourselves or start doing them to others....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley is a science-fiction book in which people live in a futuristic society and a place called the World State. In ‘Brave New World’, Aldous Huxley used the idea of consumerism to describe the behaviors and lives of the citizens of the World State. The practice of consumerism by the people of the World State fulfilled their satisfactory and happiness. However, it also blinded purity and truth among its people. Different classes and different genders of people practiced different acts of consumerism such as consuming soma, technology and bodies....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- Many people, especially those living in democratic regions of the world, perceive themselves as fundamentally free, as they are able to make their own choices. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, most of the citizens of the World State are considered to lack this kind of freedom. Unlike the citizens of the World State, John the Savage is presented as one of the flawed characters we are able to relate to. Consequently, by contrasting those around him, he is presented as a free character. However, the actual freedom of his choice is limited by the factors in his environment that shape his personality....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... Mond say that sacrificing art, science, and religion were required while John disagrees and asserts that life is not worth living. Mond states John and Helmholtz are to be exiled, where Bernard reacts wildly and is forcibly removed from the room. Helmholtz takes the opportunity of exile as a way to study and gain intelligence. John refuses to go to the island with his friends and goes to the countryside to purify himself by self-flagellation. People notice, and many people gather to see the sight; Lenina being one of them....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... Linda, however, managed to adapt to the situation and learned to cope with a combination of alcohol called mescal and a hallucinogenic called peyotl. Linda must take this path towards a replacement because she had been taught to take soma when she isn’t feeling completely content with her emotions. Even when they return back into the World State, they start taking copious amounts of soma because they have become so anxious without it. Linda even maintains her soma holiday up until her death....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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The Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- Happiness is a trait that has definitely lost its true meaning due to superficial, materialistic extravagances. Society today has created an image of what happiness entails, and now there are many different ways to try to achieve that image. However, the question then becomes: is happiness, as a result of things like sex, drugs, consumption, real happiness. Is it better to feel fake happiness than to experience the drudgeries that come with living a sober life. In the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the whole society is built off of a precedent of fake happiness....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Human sexuality]

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`` Brave New World `` By Aldous Huxley

- The twentieth century was filled with a wide variety of classic dystopian novels, most of which have been analyzed and put into perspective comparatively with modern society. Literature focusing on different societies became widely popular, and many people currently question the validity of the writing. In the novel, “Brave New World,” the author, Aldous Huxley, creates a society where stability is the most important material to create a perfect world. The story follows two main characters, beginning with Bernard Marx, an upper-class man who is constantly ridiculed because of how he looks....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Dystopia]

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Lord Of The Flies And Brave New World

- ... Piggy contributes to the group with his knowledge although he has little or no physical capabilities: “A conch he called it” (Golding 15). Without Piggy, Ralph would not have known how to blow the conch and signal a meeting. Golding reveals that every individual can become an asset and benefit the community. The loss of any one person becomes a lost to everyone. Bernard and Helmholtz brought intelligence and creativity to a society lacking both: “A mental excess had produced in Helmholtz Watson effects very similar to those which, in Bernard Marx, were the result of a physical defect” (Huxley 67)....   [tags: Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Comparing 1984 And Brave New World

- ... The final reason why having a dictatorship is because you have no freedom to do anything and if you try you may get harsh penalties or even be killed. In the novel 1984 there are also three reasons why government control negatively impacts the life of everyone. The first example of this is that there is no privacy between anyone “the telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it…there was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment (Orwell 6).” In this novel you could not tell if you were being watched because there are cameras and mics everywhere around t...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- It seems the goal of most individuals in life is to find purpose, overcome obstacles, and be as happy as possible each and every day. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley introduces a new theory on happiness: that happiness cannot exist while human minds are subjected to the truth. Similar to the phrase ignorance is bliss, the main theme throughout the novel is that happiness and truth cannot coexist properly in a society. While happiness is the ultimate goal of the utopian society depicted in Brave New World, it does not come without a price: denial of realities, and the freedom to make individual choices....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Island, Dystopia]

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Comparing Brave New World And 1984

- Comparing and Contrasting main elements in Brave New World and 1984 “Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment” -Mahatma Gandhi. In this quote Gandhi is discussing different elements of how power is maintained in a society. The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley displays a futuristic society controlled through pleasure, while 1984 by George Orwell displays the other side of the spectrum where power is strictly enforced by fear....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... This makes population feel more attached to physical possession than to actual people or nature. Love for nature improves our expectations of life, when we learn how to enjoy nature people learn to cherish every moment they experience whether is good or bad. It also develops a stronger bond between humans and the hearth we live in. It opens our mind to ask questions like, why. how. where?. When our intellectual is able to go beyond social limitations we realize there is more to life than what we are offered....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Huxley family]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- Within the book, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the author critiques his society in a way that can be seen throughout events in the book. Aldous specifically analyzes the idea of an individual throughout the book from hypnoaedic lessons, the adventure through the reserves idea of an individual, and mindless happiness to along with the frustrations of John the Savage. To begin with hypnoaedic lessons, young children are taught the values of society while sleeping. One of the main lessons taught throughout the hypnoaedic refers to the identity as useless, and the society as the most important figure....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Huxley family]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- ... And if anything should go wrong, there’s soma.....’ (Huxley 220). Mustapha Mond proves that the citizens are indeed happy, despite the fact that they are not individuals, but only because of their conditioning. The citizens of the World State do not have goals to change or better their life because they accept where they are. They have given up their autonomy in order to remain happy. Another sacrifice for happiness, in this society, is literature. In Huxley’s novel, citizens are still happy because their free thinking is limited through the control of their literature....   [tags: Brave New World, Island, Aldous Huxley]

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Huxley 's Brave New World

- Huxley’s Brave New World vs Orwell’s 1984 We live for love, friendships, family and God. The emotions of everyday life are a natural part of us. The physical, mental and emotional interactions are what make us human and set us apart from the rest of the organisms on this earth. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World. In both novels, there is an extreme theme of an anti-utopian society, in which the main objective is the elimination of the natural human experience....   [tags: Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Eugenics, A Brave New World, And The Blade Runner

- ... Due to genes determining one’s potential, many eugenics movements wish to control the reproduction of the “defectives” or “subnormals” (Horwitz). Naturally, Horowitz explains how the so called elites are the ones using the “biological premises of eugenics as political ammunition” (Horwitz). The fact that the elites are using their better genes as a way of raising themselves above others is a selfish act to put themselves in positions of power. By raising themselves up, they are putting everybody else down, which is exactly what the next group below them are doing as well....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State]

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A Reflection on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

- Literature is both shaped by our culture and shapes it. Because of this it is an effective representation of the culture of a time. One can tell how people were affected by the events of the times by how it comes through in their writing. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a prime example of this. The work was targeted at people in a post WWI world. This is a time between WWI and WWII where the world is still shocked by how rapidly the science of war had advanced. People also continue to be appalled with the mass death of a World War caused by such technology and therefore yearn for a more stable world....   [tags: Brave New World Literary Analysis ]

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The Downside of Technology Exposed in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- Brave New World illustrates a utopian societie; however, the utopia Brave New World attempts to create is primarily governed by technological progress. The novel shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a dystopic society. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World illustrates a utopian society; however, the utopia that Brave New World attempts to create is predominantly governed by technological progress. Throughout the novel, Aldous Huxley shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a flawed and dystopic society....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Suppression of Individuality in Huxley's Brave New World and Rand's Anthem

- Fahrenheit 451, a Ray Bradbury book, possesses a stereotypical citizen named Guy Montag. Guy sees the world just the same as any other individual. No true happiness or emotion is ever evoked. In his society, Montag becomes aware that books and other censored items exist in the world, but their presence has no impact on him until a female character enters the story. Talking one afternoon, Montag becomes interest in this female’s opinions on society. He soon concludes that the government is repressing individuality by censoring numerous avenues of entertainment that allow people to form their own thoughts and judgments; done so to maintain social stability....   [tags: brave new world, anthem]

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The Critical Response to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- After writing an incredible novel that to some was quite controversial due to its antigovernment subject, Aldous Huxley became one of the greatest writers of his time with his novel Brave New World. Huxley’s background had a significant influence on his writings and to the subject of his marvelous novel. The period in which Brave New World was written, along with the historical and cultural conditions of the time, also had an immense affect on the work. As an illustrious writer with such a controversial novel, many had their own critical responses to this piece of literature....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Technology's Control Over Society Illustrated in Aldus Huxley's Brave New World

- Technology is defined as using the entire body of science, methods, and materials to achieve an end. In the novel, technology is used to control the life of everyday people to develop new ones. The author Aldus Huxley set the world in the future where everything is being controlled by technology. Even the new born are controlled way before they were born. This is a scary society because everything is being controlled even before someone is born, in a test tube, where they get to be determine of what class they are going to belong, how they are going to look like and beyond....   [tags: Brave New World]

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The Role of Government and Technology in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- Merriam Webster’s definition of satire is a type of literary work used to ridicule human vices and follies. This type of work is presented in Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World, when criticizing the power and control of the World State through the use of advanced technology towards the members of the World State. Throughout the novel the World State is portrayed as a totalitarian government controlling every aspect of its citizens lives. This controlling is made possible through all the advanced technology available within the World State....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Comparing the Dystopian Society in Brave New World and Modern Society

- The meaning of happiness is a vague concept. Mankind has always tried to achieve this state of well-being even though there isn’t a clear definition. Brave New World tells the story of a society where there is nothing but happiness, just like a utopia, but it is considered a dystopian setting by the modern society. In modern society, there is a simple road that most people follow to achieve happiness: earning enough money for education, getting a university degree, a prestigious and high-paying job, and a stable marriage....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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A Brave New World is Pending

- A Brave New World is Pending In the March 6 issue of Science News, J. Raloff wrote "If pregnancies early in adulthood reduce a woman's lifelong risk of developing breast cancer, could short-term hormonal treatments that simulate aspects of pregnancy do the same thing. A new study suggest that the answer is yes." Reading that fast-forwarded my imagination to a horrible future, one described in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," where women of the future undergo surrogate pregnancies....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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An Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- ... This can be equated to how the media socially conditions us today but in less subtle ways. For example, commercials are socially conditioning us into “happy shopping” because the actors always have smiles on their faces when they are buying new clothes, electronics, appliances, etc.., so that viewers feel the need to do the same to be happy. In the stores, there is always upbeat music playing to set a cheerful mood for shoppers because shopping is supposed to be the path to happiness. This is fake happiness because it is a short span of joy that is only obtained through materialistic things....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- Cyarah Stine Mr. Brown English 12 Per.3 Into the Brave New World In the novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley wrote about his idea of a futuristic, manmade society. This future world is not one of a hopeful, or a perfect utopia; the opposite is true in this novel. It becomes clear early in this story that the created society is a disturbing dystopia where, technological advancement controls the citizens and strips them of their individuality. This future world focuses on the entire collective civilization whose importance is that of economy, industry and improving technology these are the things that society feels will make them happy....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- BNW Topic 2 TOTALLY NOT MLA FORMATTED. DON’T COMPLAIN. -_- Im watching you. The 20th Century brought about a great many scientific breakthroughs and a furthering of knowledge and how science interacted with the average every day person. Yet the promise of such advancements can be skewed to extremes. A good many novels were written to caution the next few generations against such atrocious acts. These warnings set forth by Aldous Huxley are clear: be weary of social conditioning, genetic conditioning and control through a set of ideals set forth by a world state....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Analysis Of ' Brave New World ' By Aldous Huxley

- ... He states: And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there’s always soma to give you a holiday from the facts. And there’s always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Novel]

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Analysis Of Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- Hand in Hand: Technology & Individuality Huxley’s Brave New World explores a dystopian society that focuses on how the government controls its people by means of technology. He wrote, “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” He means that even as technology gets better and improves living conditions, people lose a part of their humanity and in a way is inhumane. For Huxley progress should be a combination of technological advancement while preserving individuality (everyone has the capacity to pursue their desires)....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Isolation in Brave New World

- Isolation in Brave New World   "If one's different, one's bound to be lonely."  -John "The Savage" In the Brave New World, people who are different from the normal standard are alienated and isolated from society because of their individuality. The society of the Brave New World is structured and ordered – the government attempts to control everything. Alienation in the Brave New World can be categorized into three areas, appearance, intellect, and morals.               Bernard Marx was alienated in the Brave New World because of his general appearance....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Distortion in Brave New World

- Distortion in Brave New World Distortion is an image of a thought or idea that appears to have a single affect on a society, but in actuality provides one that is totally different. Often times in order for readers to understand the realism of today's society and the point that the author tries to make in presenting its flaws, the writer must distort reality. In doing this he urges the reader to engage in a deep thought process that forces them to realize the reality of a situation, rather than perceiving it to be good or evil based on the dilutions of individuals....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Imagine a Brave New World

- Imagine a Brave New World         Imagine living in a world without mothers and fathers, a place in which all those around you are human clones with no personality, a vast array of people that are not seen as individuals but a social body. This society results from the absence of spirituality and family, the obsession with physical pleasure, and the misuse of technology. The society described above, becomes a reality in A Brave New World, a novel depicting how the advancement of science effects humanity....   [tags: Brave New World]

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1984 and Brave New World

- 1984 and Brave New World Undoubtedly, the thought of living in, or forming a utopian society has flashed through nearly every person’s mind. A few people have even tried to make this ideal dream society a reality. Unfortunately, within the pursuit of these societies the leaders become corrupt and begin to become paranoid with the fear of rebellion. Hundreds of people were murdered during the reigns of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin in what they considered measures to maintain peace and stability within their respective “perfect” society....   [tags: 1984 Brave New World]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- A world filled with happiness, love, anger, guilt, jealousy, and hurt is a world one is accustomed to in present day. Now imagine a world where one only feels happiness. Is it possible for one to only experience the effects of true happiness without encountering any distressful obstacles along the way. In Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World, he has creates a utopia where every citizen lives each day filled with joy. Although this Brave New World may sound enticing, one must understand all of the rights that are being taken away....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Civilization in Brave New World

- Civilization in Brave New World        The dictionary defines civilized as "advanced in social customs, art, and science".  The keyword here is social customs.  A persons idea of what is civilized is relative to his culture.  Through out the history of man, one can see many changes in customs, and customs is what defines our idea of what is civilized.  The word civilized is one of the most relative concepts.        Time and distance are what have shaped our customs for thousands of years.  If we look back throughout history we can see many customs that may seem odd, or even barbaric, to us but were everyday events to these ancient people.  For example, the Aztec conducted sacrific...   [tags: Brave New World]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World A Brave New World is a thrilling combination of both malicious and brilliant morals and symbols. This “Brave New World” is a dystopian society set in 2540 A.D. or 632 A.F. (After Ford). It is a novel about how happiness cannot be artificially grown or taught, it is one’s own and is different for everyone. Bernard and Helmholtz are the only people in their dystopian society to really think for their selves. The most significant characters in the book are Bernard Marx, John the Savage, Lenina Crowne, Mustafa Mond, and Helmholtz Watson....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Conformity in Brave New World

- Conformity in Brave New World    The novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley first published in 1932, presents a very bleak out look of what future society will be like. The novel presents a future of where almost total conformity is a carefully guarded aspect of society. Even before one is "decanted" they are conditioned to fill a specific roll and to act a certain way.   Everyone, while still in their jar, is conditioned to fit into a specific caste. The castes range from Alpha Double Plus down to Epsilon Semi-Moron....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Happiness in Brave New World

- Happiness in Brave New World Huxley implies that by abolishing nastiness and mental pain, the brave new worlders have got rid of the most profound and sublime experiences that life can offer as well. Most notably, they have sacrificed a mysterious deeper happiness which is implied, but not stated, to be pharmacologically inaccessible to the utopians. The metaphysical basis of this presumption is obscure. There are hints, too, that some of the utopians may feel an ill-defined sense of dissatisfaction, an intermittent sense that their lives are meaningless....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Brave New World and Gattaca

- Brave New World and Gattaca Huxley  Living in a genetically perfect world is not necessarily a great achievement to mankind.  It makes one think, "where do you draw the line in the advancement of eugenics?"  Both worlds, the Brave New one and Gattaca, are alternative futures (clearly dystopic), written and shown in a believable way (not as much in BNW, though) through the use of satire.  Also, for GATTACA, the director incorporates the traditional elements of movie - a murder-mystery tied in with a love story PLUS a science fiction touch - very effectively.  Satire in Huxley's novel is glaringly obvious (mockery of the education system and the morals of today along wi...   [tags: Brave New World]

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Brave New World - Technology

- Brave New World - Technology Technology, what is it. It’s usually something new, and better than the old idea. Technology started with cars, stoves, TV, radios, etc. Cars takes somebody from one place to another, faster than walking, running, or biking and one could go places without getting tired. Stoves allowed one to conveniently be able to turn on and off heat to a cooking utensil with less clean up. The biggest contributor to making our lives easier would be computers, which has come a long way since its introduction to the world....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- ... Brave New World is our world with a surplus of drugs, sex, and people conditioned to think that their life is happy and fair. People in our society look for their “soma” to become instantly relieved of their problems; however, they what they don’t look for is the long term. Soma is a drug that keeps people happy. Everyone has some version of soma that will keep them happy for a brief amount of time. But why do people focus on being happy for a short time rather than forever. The answer is simple....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- Through Brave New World inscribed by Aldous Huxley in 1932, which takes place in a dystopian world distant in the upcoming, positioning primarily in the London area. Huxley’s central focus in the novel is to satire the most prevalent topic in the time, technological evolution. Through the use of radical technology, a despotic government basically turns humanity “upside-down”, withdrawing all ordinarily known values in order to accomplish the “perfect” collective system. This revolutionary yet fundamentally abhorrent world provided a sharp divergence to the optimistic understandings on technology at the time, bringing to light some very grim accountability....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- ... When situations occur that seem out of the persons control, they turn to alcohol in most cases just to forget whatever issue plagues their mind at that current moment. Sometimes it is finances, others it is relationships, but it could be simple situations such as a bad day at work. No matter the reason, the reason to drink is the same: forget about reality just for a little while. In Brave New World people treat sex as a form of entertainment rather than an expression of love between couples....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- ... With this said, the striking similarity between both the contemporary world and Huxley’s World State is that both have the ability to warp the minds of vulnerable to believe anything is fair. Despite this, the sick misrepresentation of the workers of the World State was never challenged, not even once. The remarkable man that was Nelson Mandela once famously proclaimed that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. But thanks to the Bokanovsky process, lower classes are genetically engineered inferiors, incapable of completing complex tasks, conditioned to accept their sole responsibility to serve for the good of the state....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Social class]

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Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- ... Ordinarily one would expect these natural occurrences to just come with any life, but here these are what make life undesirable. This highlights the intense irony that common things are what causes instability. The people in charge of making the Brave New World great strangely find that elements of almost every society are what causes corruptions. Believing that they are superior by blindingly making their citizens live without these common components symbolizes how far from a utopia this is....   [tags: Brave New World, Emotion, Aldous Huxley, Island]

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Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- ... The way sex is viewed in society is magnified in Huxley’s novel. In the novel sex is not used for procreation but rather for distraction and recreation. Promiscuity is law and passion and loyalty are seen as uncivilized and unlawful. The “Feelies,” stimulated sex, dehumanized the act of sex and the moral code expected in modern society today. In the novel Fanny(Lenina’s acquaintance) is in disbelief and cautions Lenina against her relationship with Henry. Lenina and Henry had been steady for around 3 months and Fanny warned her of the peculiarity of a steady relationship at her young age....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Science fiction]

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Analysis Of Huxley 's Brave New World

- ... This is a conscious and determined attempt by the Party to make it impossible for people to think ‘Thoughtcrime’, because the words to formulate such things will no longer be available. Newspeak seeks to reduce language to the functional minimum, to eliminate nuance and eradicate style. In the tenthdictionary of Newspeak, we are told, certain words have been made obsolete- the opposite of what naturally happens to a language, for words become obsolete because they have ceased to be used, rather than because they have been erased....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- ... Would someone choose to read about the world they are accustomed to, or about a foreign and shocking world. Most would argue the latter. Evidence of such preference lies in Brave New World itself, “But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin” (Huxley 215). John, one of the protagonists, argues against the cleansing of certain ideas. He prefers the good and the bad together; without the bad there wouldn’t be a point or adventure in the information....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Science fiction]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- Today’s American society follows closely, with some differences to the society in Brave New World particularly in: human life/death, art, and use of drugs/pharmaceuticals. Aldous Huxley was inspired to write Brave New World by the modern society of his time. Huxley foresaw that historical and current events leading up to the 1930’s pointed in a direction that would greatly impact modern society. The book revealed to readers that even in a perfect society where humans are grown in test tubes there is aspect of humanity that cannot be removed, a feeling that somethings is missing or anger for an injustice....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Social class]

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George Orwell 's Brave New World

- ... Factories workers put each machine-produced embryo through different conditioning processes, such as mind control, with the aim of “. . . making people like their unescapable social destiny” (15). Although this forced thought can be perceived as oppression, every citizen of London grows up believing that thoughts such as that are both natural and beneficial to their lives. They do not view this oppression as it is, but as a source for getting other freedoms. The United States relates to this idea in a less intrusive manner....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World]

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Brave New World: Helplessness

- Brave New World: Helplessness How can one distinguish happiness from unhappiness if unhappiness is never experienced. It's the bad that makes the good look good, but if you don't know the good from the bad, you'll settle for what you're given. Can people judge their feelings without a basis or underlying "rubric" to follow. Such rudimentary guidelines are established through the maturation process and continue to fluctuate as one grows wiser with a vaster array of experiences. Aldous Huxley creates a utopia filled with happiness, but this is merely a facade to a world which is incomplete and quite empty since the essential "experiences" are replaced with "conditioning." Perhaps th...   [tags: Brave New World]

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Quest for Truth Depicted in Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Huxley's Brave New World

- The search for the truth may take a lifetime, while for others it may take a year. It all depends on the person and how eager he acts to seek out the truth. The truth within every human being describes an individual’s thoughts that we hold sacred, that make us unique. The following expression “the truth will set you free”, has swept across the nation, through movies and other types of media entertainment. With the knowledge of truth comes great power which houses both good and evil thoughts. If used for evil, it can imprison a person, while for good it can release a man from prison....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels, Brave New World]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley And 1984 By George Orwell

- The word "dystopia" traces its roots back to the Greek word “dys,” meaning bad, and “topos,” meaning place. The government is never questioned by the citizens in a dystopian society. The people are either too scared to speak up against the injustices being performed in their society or become brainwashed. Bernard Marx from Brave New World and Winston Smith from 1984 are two different characters from two different dystopias. Both have been woken from the stupor of obedience their governments put them in and begin questioning their society....   [tags: Dystopia, Brave New World, Utopia]

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King Lear and a Brave New World: Similar Themes and Motifs

- In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New world and William Shakespeare's King Lear, the reader will find that both works use similar motifs that mirror each other to increase further the similarities and significance of the works. The Brave new world tries to destroy any of human emotion, which is why Huxley has chooses Shakespeare as the basis of John's system of beliefs involved in personal connection. Although the story lines in both of the publications are quite different from one another, there is no doubt that there are themes that allow one to create a comparison between the two books....   [tags: King Lear, Brave New World, ]

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The Application of Utopia in Brave New World

- The Application of Utopia in Brave New World      Aldous Huxley's Brave New World illustrates the loss of morality when established standards are replaced by amoral criteria.  In his novel, Huxley criticizes the practical applications of Utopia in actual society. Huxley's depiction of love, science, and religion support the ineffectiveness of implementing Utopia in everyday life.         In Brave New World, Huxley shows contempt for the human emotion of love.  The people that make up his imaginary society have no conception of love or any other passion, and actually scorn the idea.  Huxley believes that along with passion comes emotional instability.  The Utopian state...   [tags: Brave New World]

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The Price of Perfection in Brave New World

- The Price of Perfection in Brave New World Aldous Huxley's Brave New World presents a portrait of a society which is superficially a perfect world. At first inspection, it seems perfect in many ways: it is carefree, problem free and depression free. All aspects of the population are controlled: number, social class, and intellectual ability are all carefully regulated. Even history is controlled and rewritten to meet the needs of the party. Stability must be maintained at all costs....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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The Death of Creativity in Brave New World

- The Death of Creativity in Brave New World Aldous Huxley, in his distopian novel,Brave New World, presents a horrifying view of a possible future in which society has become a prisoner of the very technology it hoped would save us. In Brave New World Huxley's distortion of technology, religion, and family values, is much more effective than his use of literary realism found in his depiction of a savage reservation. Through his use of distortion Huxley tells a classic tale with the theme of, be careful what you wish for, because it may not truly be what you wanted....   [tags: Brave New World]

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The Significance of John in Brave New World

- The Significance of John in Brave New World In Brave New World, there are three societies: the civilized society of Bernard and Mustapha Mond, the savage society of John and Linda, and the old society, which is not explicitly in the book but is described by the characters. These societies are vastly different. The old society is 20th century Western society; the civilized society creates people and conditions them for happiness and stability; and the savage society is very far behind the civilized society technologically, and is very religious....   [tags: Brave New World]

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A Dystopian Future in Brave New World

- Brave New World is a remarkable journey into the future wherein mankind is dehumanized by the progress and misuse of technology to the point where society is a laboratory produced race of beings who are clones devoid of identity only able to worship the three things they have been preconditioned to love:  "Henry Ford, their idol; Soma, a wonder drug; and sex" (Dusterhoof, Guynn, Patterson, Shaw, Wroten and Yuhasz  1).  The misuse of perfected technologies, especially those allowing the manipulation of the human brain and genes, have created a pleasure-seeking world where there is no such thing as spiritual experience, just pleasures of the flesh.  In the face of a transcendent religion, the...   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Brave New World: The Key to Happiness

- Brave New World: The Key to Happiness The novel, Brave New World is like no other, it predicts a future overpowered by technology where the people have no religion. Has Huxley written about a degrading way of life or has he discovered the key to a perfect world that should be called Utopia. The society presented in the novel is as completely rational as our own and all the precautions that are taken are needed to preserve their lifestyle. However different and horrible as the lives of individuals seem to be, in actuality they are much better than ours are....   [tags: Brave New World]

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