Brave New World Is a Perfect Society

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Brave New World is a perfect society. Do you agree? Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, is a novel about how developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning can shape our society in the future. In some ways, Brave New World seems to be a perfect society. The vast majority of the population is living under The World State, which is an eternally peaceful and stable global society in which resources are plentiful and everyone is happy. On the other hand, the society has some flaws. Citizens have no freedom as their happiness is sometimes artificial. The World State also banishes religion, science, art and certain books, making citizens’ individual expression become retarded. Therefore, even though Brave New World is a very stable society, it still has some flaws. Citizens in Brave New World are living happily and peacefully without any conflict. In this world, everyone has a job and does not need to worry about being unemployed, as the population is “permanently limited to no more than two billion people”. Brave New World is also a stable society, since “Community, Identity, Stability” is the World State’s motto. There is no competition within castes because each member receives the same food, housing and soma rationing as everyone else of that caste, so there is no jealousy within the society. There is also no desire to change one’s caste, largely because a person’s sleep-learning teaches that his or her caste is superior to the other four. Since there is no jealousy and competition, Brave New World remains stable and everybody is satisfied with their lives and hence, they are living happily and peacefully. Citizens, however, are living without freedom. Freedom in the society has been sacrificed for what Mustapha Mond calls happiness. Most characters are content to take their soma, go to the feelies and live their mindless

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