Brave New World Happy Or Free Essay

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Happy or Free
Have you ever imagined a world where everyone is content, equal, and free as a community with stability and you own identity . Well, be happy because now there is, but there’s a stipulation. The stipulation is, you can never have all at once. The reasoning behind why you can’t have all these privileges, is the simple fact that there would be anarchy. For our government to have stability we need to limit the way you live, your emotions, and what you do. Happiness is never enough. This might sound contradicting but at least you’ll have Community, Identity, and Stability. With community you will be equal, with identity you will free and with stability you will be content. In Brave New World, Aldous incorporates a picturesqueness
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“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” (Huxley 240) A character named John Savage claims he’d rather be unhappy and not at all comfortable. He’s then asked if he would still want to give up his happiness to deal with all the misfortunes world has and the worst life has to offer. Even though he hesitated his answer was still yes. This we as would love to undergo the misfortunes because it’s apart of life and day to day living. In Brave New World the citizen don’t necessarily have to worry about having a bad day, because they have a specific medication called “soma”. This drug was created especially to help enhance your mood. Soma is supposed to make you feel alive again, this medication works as an antidepressant. Having an identity is supposed to come with freedom, but if you don’t have the freedom to feel for yourself how do you know when you are yourself. So with identity you’re not really free, you just have the freedom to take a soma. If you have to medicate to operate then you don’t control over your own life because you lose the ability to exist
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