A Dystopian Life In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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What would life be like if it took place in a dystopic society? What would change and what would remain the same? A dystopian society is described or defined as: “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.” In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, readers are shown the life of Bernard Marx and other characters that live in this very controlled and futuristic world. It is shown as a “perfect” world gone wrong. Even though everyone seems happy and problem free, there are some instances that beg to differ with its way of being the “perfect” world. In the novel, it exposes the reality of their caste systems. The caste systems are such an important part of their way of life, that they are told …show more content…
Everyone in today’s society, try very to impress others or feel the need to do anything it takes to belong. With people trying to isolate individuals from the world, it can be difficult for these people. Bernard is a prime example of individuality. It seems like he is the only person that lives in their society that is aware of the government 's control over the people. Another example would be the savage, John. He comes from a very closed and lived in a place far from the world Bernard lived in. This helps him realize how different his world is compared to Bernard. Huxley created characters, like Bernard and John, in the book to show the connect of this novel to real-life people. The characteristics and personality of these characters, all relate to people despite the time period. The idea of individuality is still relate in today 's time. Individualism is described as freedom from what the world is trying to push and being your own self in a world that is constantly changing. In the novel, these people live by the quote; “Everyone works for every one else. We can 't do without any one..” (Huxley, 91). They are accustomed to know that the lives as humans means to work for everyone else and that you would not be anything without anyone. This is definitely relevant to today 's society. Many have argued that humans were put on this world to work for others and take care of one another. The idea of individuality is also very present when Bernard wants to visit a ‘Savage Reservations’ camp. He who is a person who realizes how he never was an individual, is persuading his leaders to allow him to go to the camp where these people are basically nothing and contribute nothing to the world. These ‘savages’ are considered very poor, native people who live far from their community. Once he gets allowed to leave and visit the camp, he realizes how different it is compared to what he is used

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