Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Throughout history, regimes around the world have orchestrated their own social system, influenced by political and economic ideologies. Humans have been victims of corrupt government systems that set a large gap between two distinct social classes: The Proletariat and Bourgeoisie. This system is mostly seen in places where one or many have an excessive amount of power (tyranny). Whether it’s an overpowered ruler who puts himself far beyond everyone else in terms of social class, or a society where the lower class is completely irrelevant to the rich, this has been prevalent throughout the course of humanity. One classic novel that exhibits the ideas and consequences of Marxism within a society is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. In Brave New World, Huxley was able to analyze the book through a Marxist lens where there is a major difference in social classes, desire for power, and ideological perspectives within the Bourgeoise and Proletariat. Those who are Marxists know that the desire for power is an important element within a society. Acquiring Socialism to the civilians live’s is one of the key ideas of Marxism, but Marxists mistake that as the only idea. As mentioned, power in terms of the amount of wealth one has is one of the most important factors when it comes to a society. In Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson, Tyson alludes to the fact that wealth is the main source when interpreting Marxism. Tyson states, “For Marxism, getting and keeping economic power is the…

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