Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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“Pursuit of happiness is a pursuit of mirage; you only realize it 's a delusion at the end of the road” (“Quotes about Mirage”). Undeniably, the quest of perpetual happiness bares an ancient path that allures pursuers with the promise of vanished pain. As one follows this trail of faded footsteps, their vision of reality soon becomes blurred by their dreams of prosperity. Thus, this enduring road guides one into the deep waters of oblivion where their mind becomes flooded with the whispers of fantasies. In Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, the cost of this everlasting happiness is questioned as it is freely given to one in exchange for their perception of the definite truth. The novel opens in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, a utilitarian factory that artificially produces human beings. The sole objective of this laboratory is to create a stable world where the only emotion experienced by its’ subjects is abiding elation. However, this imposed societal idea leaves the citizens of the State in a world of fiction. The novel Brave New World, exhibits the creation of fictitious euphoria through the concealment of history, development of social conditioning, and advancement of science. The imprisonment of past memories aids in the construction of fabricated happiness within the minds of the characters. The extinction of religion creates a deep void within the mind that results in the characters losing their sense of ambition. This is portrayed when

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