thesis In the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the effect of governmental control and the use of technology affects the people and the way they behave as the lose their individuality. Introduction Brave New World warns of the danger of giving the state control over new and powerful technologies. and explores the classic conflict between the individual and society. In this particular case, personal identity has been sacrificed for the sake of a common good. The Hatchery destines each fetus for a particular caste in the world state that are divided into five categories: alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and epsilon.
By undergoing this procedure, they hope to increase social stability within the state. The excessive amount of control that the government has over its citizens destroys personal identity and leads the characters to live miserable and unfulfilling lives. This is exemplified in both novels through the frequent abuse of drugs, reoccurring theme of death, and the protagonists’ loss of direction in life. Paragraph 1- People cannot deal with society for what it is so they turn to drugs Throughout the course of both of these novels, characters use drugs in order to cope with reality. Unsatisfied with the world around them, the drugs help them avoid their problems instead of facing them straight on.
One of Vonnegut's best techniques in his stories is using the future as a setting to demonstrate where our world is heading. Welcome to the Monkey House, Vonnegut's popular collection of short stories, contains two such stories. They warn of the dangers of a government with too much power and show how these powers can corrupt good men. The title story of Welcome to the Monkey House is set in a futuristic America with vast overpopulation. In an effort to solve the population problem, the government required that every citizen take pills that made them numb from the waist down, taking all pleasure out of sex.
It can easily take over a person’s life, as I witnessed in High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell with Boo Boo, Brenda, and Dicky. I saw three people become controlled by a drug addiction. The three truly did not want to steal but they felt the need to because of their addiction. Boo Boo was portrayed as harmless individual but needed to steal to get money for drugs. The most noticeable for moment displaying how serious their drug addictions were was when I witnessed Brenda going through a withdrawal because her body was craving the drug.
It is also the belief that one’s race is superior over another race and the superior race believes that they have the right to rule over or have control of the less superior race. Racism is a wide discussion throughout the United States, and the events associated with it. Examples include Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. However, bigotry occurs when one person has a complete intolerance for another person and the only reason simply because there is a difference of race. A bigot may not tolerate any religion, belief, or political views different from their own.
Yet, this is problematic because, as scholars Lucas and Buzzenall, “the vast majority of Americans, the standards of success portrayed in these cases are not just an improbability, but a systemic impossibility” (2004, p. 274). This implies that economic class hegemony does not allow for people to pursue their own opportunities. In addition, the systemic impossibility is even made worse when a person is part of a marginalized race that denies them the opportunities to achieve those economic classes. Due to this, our society places privilege on particular economic class
The Necessity of Government The purpose of a government is to protect individual rights of a citizen, to enforce the law for the safety of a country, and to support the general welfare. Thomas Jefferson, a well-respected government philosopher, stated “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”(Good Reads. Otis Chandler, n.d. Web.
Marijuana may cause panic and stress attacks in extreme cases but helps ones gain back loss of appetite, and can dull pain from radiation treatments (GetGoing, 2011). The withdrawal effects of marijuana are minimal but can reverse the features it enhances. Conversely is the use of drugs such as cocaine and heroin. According to GetGoing (2011) using heroin or cocaine, powdered or crack (rock), even one time causes such intense cravings for some individuals that they use it again and again, rapidly becoming addicted. Furthermore, crack is the most highly addictive of all the drugs available because it is smoked and therefore stimulates the brain directly (GetGoing, 2011 p. 2).
However, it was shown to be severely false when looked at through scientific point of view. It was missed interpreted and was used as an excuse to satisfy the Elite Class in justifying their collection of wealth giving them the power to govern and control the weaker human race. The power to oppress those differ in race, gender, class, or otherwise. It was used against blacks for racism, segregation, women, placement in society, or used against the working class to such group (classification). Intellectually speaking, the survival of the fittest simply means “only the fittest organisms will prevail”.
In a Utopia the things that hurt the society and make it unstable the same things that make people happy in a modern society. That's why books, movies, and anything that could show an opinion is regulated by the government. The government takes away the peoples freedom and liberties , which is what a Utopia does. If a government controls the media and society as a whole, is it really bad for the people it