Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

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Imagine living in a world where youth is preserved, people indulge in their desires, and “happiness” is dominant, but their world is controlled. This is the dystopia presented by Aldous Huxley in his book entitled Brave New World, which takes place during 2540 A.D or 632 A.F. (After Ford). Society divides into five castes Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon with Alpha the best and Epsilon the worst. Babies are predestined to become one of the five social castes. Stability is one of the dystopian goals so therefore the concept of strong feelings and families are no longer present. People also no longer have religion, nor do they have morals, rather people in the dystopia are controlled by the use of technology and by the drug soma, which…show more content…
Linda who is John’s mother and a person, who is originally from the civilized world, gets herself lost in this Savage Reservation of New Mexico and thus bears John while in the present day she is old and ugly. John is a white man who is discriminated on by the Indians because of his mother and has a strict moral code, which often conflicts with the civilized world. When John comes to this new world, he receives a conflict that ultimately decides the course of his life. While being an outsider John notices some remarkably, strange things in this new world, including many things that goes against his own moral code. John quickly becomes popular because people want to know what he is like, while on the other hand, nobody wants to see his mother because she is old and ugly; also, his mother takes lots of soma each day to the point where it is deadly. Second Bernard is responsible for John. Helmholtz Watson an extremely intelligent and attractive Alpha double plus also is unsatisfied with life while being a friend of both of them. Furthermore, John and Lenina end up becoming infatuated with each other. This causes a problem because Lenina wants to have sex with John because she loves having sex, while John does not want to have sex unless he is married to Lenina. Because of this, John often has to deal with Lenina trying to seduce him into having sex with her. Now back to his mother who has been taking soma is
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