A Brave New Word by Aldous Huxley

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In Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”, the idea that a utopian society cannot exist without constant consumption is constantly juxtaposed. This reliance on consumption was created by weaning out the concepts of nature, religion, and self. The people of the “Brave New World” have no choice but to consume if they want to have any form of contentment with their lives. However, there is one character who is not content with consumption to see that the concept of consumption and utopia cannot go hand in hand. It is through John that the reader sees Huxley’s true point; the combination of happiness and consumption will destroy an individual. Most of the Brave New Worlders were manipulated into thinking they have “happiness” when they are secure and comfortable. These thoughts of being secure and comfortable root from consumerism. The value of individuality has been replaced with the value of the common good and even the concepts of love, loyalty, and family have been abolished and replaced with the idea that “everybody belongs to everyone else” (26). Huxley puts this in there to show what will replace matrimony in the unfortunate future. In addition, even the way life is created in “Brave New World” is modeled after the assembly line, “a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult” (4). With this new technology, they are able to
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