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Feudalism In Brave New World

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Feudalism was a political system in which nobles were granted the use of lands that legally belonged to their king, in exchange for their loyalty, military service, and protection of the people who lived on the land. Medieval, Western Europe was using feudalism; however, it failed in America for several reasons. Land was abundant but labor was very scarce. Settlers who were under indenture contracts broke away and weak authorities could not punish them. As a result, the settlers became self employed and feudalism died out. In the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley the World State citizens are born into different social groups as well. If you are born as a Beta you will stay a Beta forever. Humans typically associate the word “Utopia” with society having no flaws. In reality there is no such thing as “complete utopia”. A utopia cannot be achieved because something that is perfect for one does not mean it will be perfect for all. In the novel Brave New World it may seem that the World State is a “utopia”, but after all, it is far from it. The World State has been designed to watch the citizens at all times and have everything controlled and artificial. “and this,” said the Director opening the door, “is the “Fertilizing Room” (Huxley 3). This quote is explaining how the World State uses their technology to produce their citizens. Being a human being is is not being genetically pre-programmed and developed in test tubes. The citizens have been conditioned to not have
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