Theme Of Corruption In Brave New World

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In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley uses diction and specific details in order to convey a theme of a corrupt, brainwashed society that reflects the community during the era of the 1930s. During the 1930s, people were beginning to be taught to do what is “needed” in order to have a happy life. The individuals in Huxley’s Brave New World are “conditioned” to do the same thing. Whether these actions include using drugs, being sexually active, or providing a predestined life for each individual. The society being described in Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, is completely corrupt. The author uses specific details, in order to create this theme of a corrupt society dependent on drugs. “She felt in her pocket for her soma...Lenina was left to…show more content…
These weak morals are much like those of the society during the 1930s. Men and women run around with more than one partner like doing so is not wrong. By providing specific details, Aldous Huxley describes how sex and drugs are used to keep the individuals of this corrupt society content. Aldous Huxley describes the individuals of this brainwashed society as already having a future decided for them before they are even born. Huxley uses diction like “human invention” to describe how these brainwashed people are not made by chance. When one thinks of an invention they imagine that there is already a specific function for that invention, just as the reader infers that there is a specific life plan for each individual in this society. The author also uses diction such as “predestine” in order to describe to the reader that each person has no choice as to how or what they would like to do with their lives. The workers of the Hatchery put embryos through certain environments in order for each one to adapt to a job already determined for them. Another piece of diction used to describe each individual’s predetermined future is the word “condition.” By putting each person through certain experiences at a young age, the government of this corrupt society has raised each person to associate an idea of something as good or bad. In other words, these individuals are conditioned just as Huxley has explained by Morrow 3 providing said diction. This relates to society during the
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