Brave New World Analysis

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Aldous Huxley has written extraordinary works of fiction that explain the meanings of human life and perception since the early 1920s until his death in 1963. His most enthralling masterpiece is, perhaps, the dystopian novel, Brave New World, where humans are genetically bred and scientifically conditioned to act under a governing body without questioning their identities for maintaining stability. Brave New World shows that even though hiding the truth gives one comfort and stability, it can never grant one true happiness. I recommend this book because it reveals the negative effects of getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it by teaching the readers to accept the truth. Brave New World begins in a strictly controlled futuristic society, known as “the World State” that is unsettlingly sterile and uncontaminated by disease. The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning (DHC) explains the process where humans are grown inside a bottle and then specially conditioned to follow certain moral values. Each person’s sole purpose is the supply the community and be supplied for. Every job is filled by a different caste individual, each caste received different conditioning while they were growing up. The controllers of the World State want to maintain stability in their society, they do so by ensuring that comfort and happiness are always present. Throughout the novel, it is clear that through the drug “Soma”, the pre-birth conditioning and unlimited

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