The World State in Brave New World is actually quite similar to the world we live in today. In Huxley’s novel, the people are conditioned from before birth to act a certain way (13). If we reflect on our society, we are also conditioned through school and authority to behave as we ought to behave: politely, respectfully, and obediently. In Brave New World, the controller states, “They’re [people that are raised in this society] conditioned that they practically can’t help behaving as they ought to behave” (220). This shows that people raised in Brave New World are also taught, or conditioned, from a young age how to act. By this, we can say that there is a correlation between today’s world and the World State...
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In these explanations between today’s society and the futuristic society of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, one can see a direct correlation between happiness and thought. To be happy, and truly happy without an extrinsic help, one must partake in individual reflection and thought. Let the thoughts engulf the body, and explore the mind and the self. Share the thoughts to make room for more. By this, society cannot shape us or those in Brave New World. Society can restrict one’s physical body and actions, but society can never restrict thought. Society can never restrict the happiness that one can gain from their own self-fulfillment, and that has become the human key to happiness.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York City: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1932.
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