Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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In Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the social boundaries that we have today regarding sex does not exist, families are obsolete as citizens are made in Bokanovsky’s Process (one that does not require sex meaning, the need for parents is gone), and the government conditions their citizens from early ages to keep stability throughout its regime. Brave New World follows protagonist Bernard (and his hidden love for nature and struggle for freedom) through this society, revealing all of it’s glory, from soma to Helmholtz the literature lover to the Savage Reservation, where modern day beliefs still reside in this negative utopia, leading us to John the Savage, which leads to the ultimate conclusion of Bernard, Helmholtz and John the Savage. Aldous Huxley, through Brave New World, answers the question of what society would look like if the government gave people happiness and stability at the cost of individual freedom.
The novel, Brave New World, shows us the severe contrast between the people whom were raised on the Savage Reservation in nature and learned language through literature versus the citizens of the Brave New World who were reproduced from machines whilst conditioned to fear certain things (nature and literature) at a young age. In Brave New World, “People are happy...they never want what they can’t get...they’re blissfully ignorant of passion...they’re so conditioned that they practically can’t help behaving as they ought to behave...and if anything should go…

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