Aldous Huxley's satirical novel Brave New World shows that a government-controlled society often places restraints upon its citizens, which results in a loss of social and mental freedom.
Aldous Huxley creates a utopia filled with happiness, but this is merely a facade to a world which is incomplete and quite empty since the essential "experiences" are replaced with "conditioning." Perhaps th...
Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley
Huxley resolved not to let New Mexico furnish a Lawrencian alternative to the Wellsian future; he condemned Wells's prescription and Lawrence's antidote. In Huxley's mind, the Savage metamorphosed from courageous crusader against the World State into a ruthless caricature of Lawrence's naive overconfidence in preindustrial cultures. (15) Through John, Lawrence is Americanized pejoratively, his so-called blood philosophy emanating from Santa Fe instead of Nottingham. (16) Besides decrying the onset of a worldwide Americanization along Fordian guidelines, Huxley ridiculed Lawrence's New Mexican primitivism as a particularly pointless variation; it was an Americanization as misguided as the brave new world's, only smaller, weaker, impossibly reactionary--a ludicrous counterstroke. Once Huxley added Ford to Wells, Malpais became an even wickeder parody of Lawrence's vital community. "Pulsing with the indefatigable movement of blood" (BNW 125), it seemed certain to be an anachronism by A.F. 632 if not already an absurd impossibility in 1932.
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Dystopian novels such as Brave New World are critiques of modern institutions. Such works take an instance of injustice or perceived ill in a society and take those situations to what would be their logical ends. In Brave New World, Huxley critiques modern governmental institutions whose power has slowly crept into the lives of ordinary people. This process often occurs in the name of security or peace, yet such actions inevitably lead to the destruction of everything that is good in a society such as freedom or creativity.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
echoes this as he defines man in his biography, Aldous Huxley, "[as] a
creature marked by confusion, fear, and deathlessly individual awareness"
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Huxley shows that the government recognizes the dangers of
negative emotions when the controller states, "Actual happiness always looks
pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery" (150).
Once individuality and emotions have been eliminated in Brave New World, the
chain of dehumanization next enters into the field of art and personal
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However, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World creates a vision of a utopian society that achieves happiness by altering the mindset of its populace to believe they are happy.
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The citizens of Brave New World see the
purpose of life as just maintenance of well being, not as "some
intensification and refining of consciousness, some enlargement of
knowledge" (119) as Huxley writes.
Religion, a product of an individual's thinking of creation, is gone.
"People," Birnbaum states, "are never taught religion, and are conditioned
so they'll never be alone and think about the possibility of God " (3).