Satire In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Many novels challenges society’s ways, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is one of these novels. The novel is about how the government, the World State, develops humans to believe in its model, “Community, Identity, Stability” (Huxley 1). In order to do this, the World State strips everybody of emotions, desires, and opinions. The novel is a satire of what society could become if technology became too great. Brave New World should be studied in school because it is a satire that challenges technology, human emotions, and society as a whole. As years go by, new technology develops in order to make life more convenient. Take super markets for an example. They have evolved from small little convenient stores to large one stop shopping stores;…show more content…
While seeking a goal, people experience many different emotions ranging anywhere from happiness all the way down to sadness. In Brave New World, according to one critic, there are no desires to achieve anything, “The Government has expunged basic human feelings and desires and simultaneously provided the illusion of perfection. As a result, members of the society do not feel the need to strive for anything” (Bowering 238). Bowering goes on saying that the government attempts to destroy all kinds of “human” truths, such as love, friendship, and personal…show more content…
However, that is not the case in Brave New World. One critic argues that since the World State tries to control everything about its society, that it looses values treasured by today’s society, “In Brave New World the consequences of state control are a loss of dignity, morals, values, and emotions—in short, a loss of humanity” (Rudolf 255). Rudolf goes on to say that the people are there to serve the government, unlike today’s society where the government is there to serve the people. There is also no interaction between social classes in the World State. The alphas live with other alphas, the grammes lives with other grammes, and damns lives with other
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