Brave New World Essay

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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 repeated to them one hundred times a night, three nights a week for four years. They are told that their social class is great and that they are happy to be in that class, even Epsilon. Also the citizens in Brave New World have no free choice. They are conditioned to live life the way, the controller, Mustafa Mond, wants them to live, without any say in it. They are only ok with it, because they are conditioned to be ok with it. "Sleep teaching was actually prohibited in England. There was something called liberalism. Parliament, if you know what that was, passed a law against it. 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

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