Essay on Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

1629 Words Oct 13th, 2016 7 Pages
Enormously popular American author, Louis L’Amour once wrote, “Our world is made up of a myriad of microcosms, of tiny worlds, each with its own habitués, every one known to the others,”. The truth of this phrase applies to the real world, but also lends itself nicely to the dystopian world found in Brave New World. In the novel, identical twins are mass-produced and people are ideally suited for their lifestyle due to conditioning and hypnopaedia. These processes are enforced during adolescence, childhood, and the decanting process. Citizens of the World State have been conditioned to be sublimely happy with their job as well. Despite this, there are still cases of unorthodoxy and discontent in regards to a given person’s position in society. The World State is very powerful, but it does not occupy the entire earth. There are various places throughout the earth in which people are free to be unorthodox and pursue a lifestyle different than what would be considered normal in the World State. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, microcosms of unorthodoxy and savagery serve as a foil to the meticulous and well-kept World State; such microcosms include the Savage Reservation, Mustapha Mond’s office, and the lighthouse.
The Savage Reservation is a dry, arid area in which people are free to live without the constructs of the World State. Because of the lack of rules, citizens of the World State are fascinated by the microcosm: “‘I had the same idea as you,’ the Director was…

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