Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Imagine a world where complete control is in the hands of the government. Imagine a world where science, literature, religion, and even family, do not exist. Imagine a world where citizens are conditioned to accept this. This is exactly how the world is portrayed in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The focus of the World State is on society as a whole rather than on individuals. Some characters from the novel have a harder time accepting the conditioning. Through these characters, we learn the true cost of a government-dominated society. In Brave New World, Huxley conveys that a totalitarian government will provide happiness and peace by abolishing individuality and free thinking. In a Brave New World, the government creates a society that provides prosperity and unity even after revoking individuality. The characters are conditioned to be happy and accept their place in society. They are assigned a caste position which determines their physical features and also their job. The control extends to the color of clothes they wear and the transportation they use. In this society, citizens are not allowed to be an individual. It is difficult to believe that citizens in any society could accept this amount of control and remain content. Why are there no revolutions by the people? Why don’t they question their placements and roles in society? Why don’t the citizens accost the government? Mustapha Mond explains to John, Helmholtz, and Bernard why the government believes the
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