Comparing the Dystopian Society in Brave New World and Modern Society

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The meaning of happiness is a vague concept. Mankind has always tried to achieve this state of well-being even though there isn’t a clear definition. Brave New World tells the story of a society where there is nothing but happiness, just like a utopia, but it is considered a dystopian setting by the modern society. In modern society, there is a simple road that most people follow to achieve happiness: earning enough money for education, getting a university degree, a prestigious and high-paying job, and a stable marriage. To some, the road is mostly about a circle of finding ways to earn and spend money. It seems like a bleak lifestyle when looked at from a different perspective. From a modern perspective the world of BNW is …show more content…
Singing Commercials are a recent invention.” (26). He also talks about how commercials try to seduce children: “In Europe, conscripts used to be playfully referred to as "cannon fodder." Their little brothers and sisters have now become radio fodder and television fodder. In my childhood we were taught to sing nursery rhymes and, in pious households, hymns. Today the little ones warble the Singing Commercials.” (27). Commercials that seduce children are many, but not all of them are aimed at children. For example, in some of the Coca-Cola commercials that are shown in warm climates, there is a hot weather and a person who is discomfortable with the heat is shown drinking a cold bottle of Coca-Cola. Then the camera zooms in and shows how Coca-Cola not only quenched their thirst, but also freshened them up. Here, the aim is associating hot weather with Coca-Cola. If people think about drinking a cold bottle of Coca-Cola in a hot Summer day, then the commercial has achieved success. Another method to create happiness is soma, a drug that works like an extremely effective anti-depressant. It creates an illusion of happiness, and it is one of the many reasons why BNW is considered a dystopia. However, the modern society is not so much different. Dr. Brian Kaplan, A medical doctor, had this to say about the increasing
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