A Brave New World? Essay

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A Brave New World?

In the novel, Brave New World, by Adolous Huxley we are introduced to a world where an all-powerful government dictates the occupation, intelligence, morals, and values of an individual. The government known as the World State controls the entire process of a human, from life to death. The society is based almost solely on an consumer foundation, where making money is the sole goal of the government. 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
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Although they do not feel that all changes are bad they do feel that good institutions and ideas will survive because they are good for our society. They believe that which exists will always be better than what radicals will propose. This statement does seem to support for example, the World State because it is an established institution, but it also involves the acknowledging past, which the World State does not do.

The World State also keeps religion from playing any major role in society, which is another idea that the conservatives would oppose. In the World State religion plays no major role in the citizens life other than mere show. The society sees Ford as somewhat of a god-like figure although, it plays no role in their lives or decisions. During a conversation between Mustapha Mond and John, the "Savage", Mond makes it clear that "the concept of God is not compatible with the World State government"(Ward) Therefore, God no longer exists in their society. Even values such as friendship, faith, and family stressed in many religions have been negated. Family is looked at as being almost pornographic. When John, the Savage, brings up his mother, the thought of monogamy causes even Holmholtz, who somewhat questions the society, to laugh. The World State believes that relationships like those in family, can cause a citizen to become emotionally unstable, which they fear can lead to instability in the State. Therefore, the government has eliminated

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