Brave New World Character Analysis

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Throughout Brave New World, the reader is given a glimpse at a society without a deep sense of purpose. The characters in the novel lack traits that define humans and the lives they live as well as what sets them apart from other mammals. Aldous Huxley suggests that society will lose sight of what it means to be human through drastically differing views of social acceptability and what is important. Mankind is capable of rationality and critical thinking that plays the important role of decision-making. This also means that people have the ability to think and process things for themselves. Huxley predicts that humans are adapting so much to one another, that they are no longer individuals capable of making decisions for themselves. “… I’m thinking of a queer feeling I sometimes get, a feeling that I’ve got something important to say, and the power to say it – only I don’t know what it is, and I can’t make use of the power” (Huxley, 69). The society that Huxley predicts and displays before the reader lacks individuality. In this specific example, Helmholtz feels as if he has something worthwhile on his mind, but due to his conditioning, is unfamiliar to this emotion and has no idea what to do with it. Continuing to become one massive populace would result in a lack of individuality. Humans would become more and more like one another, eventually becoming a watered-down version of who they used to be. This is clear in social media today: the more “follows” and “likes” the
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