Individualism In Brave New World Essay

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Brave New World: Our Inevitable Path Towards the World State? Appealing towards social familiarity can function as one’s anchor for their literary audience to hold on and connect with; however in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, his presentation of society in future serves to challenge our very expectations on the extent of depths of immorality mankind can subject itself to. The horrific justifications of manipulative practices such as infant conditioning and sleep-learning indicates both Huxley’s skepticism towards motives behind radical social experiments and the underlying danger of his audience being indifferent towards the weaponization of such experiments. (AUDIENCE) Furthermore, Huxley’s development of the World State caste system and its effects of alienation towards characters such as Helmholtz and Bernard in BNW act as indirect criticism towards the recent emergence of superpowers with social frameworks determined to undermine human individualism.(CONTEXT) Both motifs also contribute to a sense of all-around absurdity in BNW’s society and its focus around the complete rejection of past conservatism, allowing Huxley’s to express his personal opposition towards the anti-traditionalist movements dominating contemporary thought at the time. (AUTHOR) The manifestation of these…show more content…
Huxley managed to evoke rethinking in social conditioning studies, provide original criticism towards the changing political environment with the emergence of the USSR, and adequately defend his domestic values from anti-traditionalists determined to abolish all known establishments. Brave New World centers all three elements in its development of the World State as a flawed society as Huxley’s grand presentation to an impressionable audience of how their world may be headed in the same direction if they do not take the necessary steps to
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