Brave New World Analysis

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“The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline...because you need to be alone to find out anything,” is a quote from Vivienne Westwood concerning the effects of societal interference. Written by Aldous Huxley in 1932, Brave New World depicts a utopian society where one of the main themes is how the government kept the citizens unaware of the logistics in their society through a plethora of activities. For example, one of these activities included sexual relationships, and a proverb that they lived by was “ Every one belongs to every one else,” which relates back to what Westwood said in the sense of never being alone to think for oneself (Huxley [Chp. 3]). However, this novel, even though it was written over eighty years ago, captures the essence of modern-day America in the aspect of keeping citizens ignorant. Two of the obstacles that both countries face in order to keep them unaware is the constant pressure for happiness and everyday teachings (hypnopaedia for the World State, which were repetitions of beliefs that the children of the different classes were taught in their sleep, and the media for America).
To encapsulate the novel further for a better understanding, the controllers (government) tried to create a society with no passion in the sense of artform, science, and love. In order to do this, they withheld the truth and created different societal classes in test
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