Essay about Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World introduces us to a futuristic technological world where monogamy is shunned, science is used in order to maintain stability, and society is divided by 5 castes consisting of alphas(highest), betas, gammas, deltas, and epsilons(lowest). In the Brave New World, the author demonstrates how society mandates people’s beliefs using many characters throughout the novel. John, a savage, has never been able to fit in society. Moving through two contradicting societies, John is unable to adapt to the major differences of the civilized society due to the different ways upon how it is conducted. Living with the savages, John feels isolated from the savages as they exclude him from most of their norms. John wanted to…show more content…
After living in isolation and in an uncivilized society for the majority of his life in the reservation, John despises civilization more and more after learning about it since he cannot adapt to the societies policies and beliefs. Helmholtz, an alpha plus, asks John why he looks so ill after John ate mustard and warm water, John responds by saying, “I ate civilization…It poisoned me; I was defiled…”(216). This reveals his enmity towards the civilization and its society since he blames his illness due to his experience with civilization and not the mustard and warm water. Each of these societies treat John differently and as a result, John has a hard time fitting in with both of these societies as one society does not want him and he does not want to join the other society. Linda, a beta born out of the tube and has gone through all her beta conditioning, has a hard time adjusting to a new lifestyle which she is forced to cope with due to society. Since everyone is conditioned to frown upon having viviparous offspring as something considerable to breaking a major law, Linda decides to live with the savages since she had an offspring by accident and Linda was too shamed upon returning to the World State. She had no way to prevent the birth of the baby stating that, ”…there wasn’t anything like an Abortion Centre here…”(113). When Linda was younger, she came to the savage reservation
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