Mustapha Mond Utopian World Analysis

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In the modern world, there are many different countries with different systems of government. In Aldous Huxley’s utopian world, there is only one country, the “World State,” and one government, led by Mustapha Mond and the world controllers. This government system works and runs as a well-oiled machine with very little disruptions, which contributes to its success as a government. For the people of this “World State,” their government and habitations are a utopia, as is evident through the complacency of the citizens. Therefore, Mustapha Mond and the world controllers are successful in their creation of a “World State” and paradise, through the mindset of the citizens and the operation of the government. The “World State” is an autocracy, …show more content…
For the people living in the “World State,” their society is a nirvana. One reason why the “World State” is a paradise is that all of the people know their class and are happy with it, because they know that they wouldn’t be happy living in another class and don’t understand the other classes. As Mond says on page 222, “‘Only an Epsilon can be expected to make Epsilon sacrifices, for the good reason that for him they aren’t sacrifices...We should struggle acutely if we were confined to a narrower space. You cannot pour upper-caste champagne-surrogate into lower-caste bottles..” (Huxley. 222) This quote signifies that the government has created a “utopian” society because everyone knows their roles and knows that they couldn’t perform other roles. No matter what, there are opportunities for all classes to enjoy leisure time, and everyone receives soma, which has the ability to take all the people’s cares away. When in a soma state, class doesn’t matter- they are on a vacation by themselves in a place where they can do whatever they want. The soma also makes the people unaware that they aren’t living in what we would consider a perfect world, as the people don’t know any better. Their hypnopædiac sessions have taught them everything that they know, and the information that they know …show more content…
These are all arguments that are made by people who say that the “World State” isn’t a utopia. While the people are separated by class, the people of the lower class don’t know what activities are restricted because they never communicate with the upper classes. The above argument is also false because soma is available to all- and it takes away the fears and worries of

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