Aldous Huxley's Brave New World A Dystopia?

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Have you ever considered your society to be a Utopia? In the book, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a controlled society, where everyone is conditioned to be happy. It is supposed to be a utopia, but in reality it is a dystopia. It is a dystopia because there is no free choice or equal social classes, and the happiness achieved by Brave New World’s citizens is phony. Brave New World is a dystopia because there is no free choice or equal social classes. The citizens of Brave New World are forced to like their social class, and have no say in what class they are put into. “All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.” (P.16). They are made to like their social classes by sleep teaching. It is…show more content…
The records survive. Speeches about liberty of the subject. Liberty to be inefficient and miserable. Freedom to be a round peg in a square hole." (p.145). Mustafa Mond ridicules Liberty and Freedom. He says that why would one want to be free instead of being efficient. This in essence is proving their lack of free choice. Happiness achieved in Brave New World is phony. They achieve happiness not through actually feeling it, but with soma. Whenever they start to realize the reality of Brave New World and get upset about life, or don’t understand things they take soma. They do not experience real happiness. It is just a drug able to drown away ones negative feelings. “why you don't take soma when you have these dreadful ideas of yours. You'd forget all about them. And instead of feeling miserable, you'd be jolly. So jolly," (P.56). Lenina is speaking to Bernard. She tells him that he should take Soma so that he can be happy, instead of choosing to be miserable all the time. Bernard refusing to take it, because he realizes that it is not true happiness. Brave New World’s society is not actually happy. The soma they take to supposedly make them happy, just drowns out their negative feelings. For

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