Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a novel based on a dystopian, futuristic society in which daily life is dictated by the World State through reproductive technology and Pavlovian conditioning to promote the society 's views on persevering and maintaining “community, identity, and stability” through inaugurated happiness which takes away individual freedom. John Savage, the central character, challenges the World State by arguing individualism over collectivism which creates the conflict in the novel. Huxley produces this struggle by having the World State’s totalitarian control over society clash with John Savage’s choice to be an individual. This is shown through John Savage and Bernard 's constant struggle to think and be individuals, the use of soma by the State, and the philosophical conversation between John Savage and Mustapha Mond that stresses the importance of humanity’s personal choice over to live freely or live life through artificial happiness advocated by the World State in the means to maintain the perfect utopia, even if it means abolishing basic unalienable rights.
The desire for individuality over perpetual happiness is further seen through statements made by both John Savage and Bernard Marx. Both characters share similar views on the idea behind freedom, as a result, they reject the spurious happiness that the State tries to use to control the ways of life. Bernard Marx is one of the characters within the novel, he shows a desire to be a free…

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