Common Sense Of Power In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Common sense seems to dictate that power and strength are related. I used to think that the better looking you are(in terms of strength), the more power you’ll have. Now, I strongly believe that that’s not the case. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Huxley demonstrates how power works, showing that it relies not on the physical, but on the mental attributes someone has. Power is more of a subjective term, but showing it as the way to have more privileges than others in a group/society, power could be gained either by knowledge, hard work, and the easiest way: hereditarily, but, to point out again, not on the physicality someone has.
Huxley argues that power usually comes from having some kind of advantage over others, and mostly, that advantage is called knowledge. It’s possible to have power without knowledge, but it’s not that easy because almost everyone can gain physical abilities throughout sports, gym,etc but very few are the ones who can stand out intellectually. This is shown when someone says, “I’m really awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas.”(Huxley 27). This …show more content…

Power only comes from knowledge, or hereditarial. Physicality doesn’t really relate on how much power you have as many people may think. It really is what you have inside, than what you show from the outside. And, when you really have the power, the only thing that really matters is if you know how to control it. Many humans in the real life are powerful, but they’re slaves of their actions. Drugs, alcohol, etc takes away their freedom from the real world, as it happened to Linda. In Brave New World the characters show us how power is used not only in that community, but in real life. We can say that knowledge contributes to have power, but only wisdom is

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