Alienation In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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In the fiction novel "Brave New World", Aldous Huxley imagined a future utopia world, which contains different values and various advanced technologies. In this society, people hold the common views that human happiness and society 's stability are above everything else. Anything that against the common beliefs is considered as deviant. Out of the ordinary, John, the "Savage", was born through natural birth from a mother, which is one of the reasons that caused the alienation between him and the society. For John, the one thing he desires the most is to be accepted by the society. When he was in the Reservation, he was rejected by the Indians because of his skin color. Growing up in the Reservation, John has always been the outsider. He …show more content…
He was treated as a celebrity for being a savage creation. He was always being interviewed, and invited to parties, nevertheless, it pushed him to a extend for hoping to be left alone. Life in the World States was not as same as his imagination, which turns his life to another suffering. His values totally differ from those people in London. In the World States, there is no proper relationship existed, which contradicts with John 's desire for love. When he found out that Lenina was only looking for a one night stand with him, he went through a mental breakdown. His could not control his outrage and took it out on Lenina. In response to Lenina 's attempt to have sex with him, John 's reaction was "retreated in terror, flapping his hands at her as though he were trying to scare away some intruding and dangerous animal."(Chapter 13) For him, he can not accept Lenine 's casual attitude to his love. In this new world, it is impossible to find the love which is described in those Shakespeare books he read. Because the Shakespearean society is the only society, he associates with, John assumes his values and ideas mainly from the books. Nevertheless, the harsh reality is that those books are forbidden in the States. Therefore, his values are considered unrealistic and contradicted to the world 's …show more content…
On the one hand, Bernard Marx is the one who always criticizes the World States. Because of Marx 's different appearances, he was always isolated with the other Alpha Plus. Like John, Marx sees himself as a loner in the World States. He agrees with John 's opinion that "If one 's different, one 's bound to be lonely." (Chapter 8) He fantasizes about romantic love with Lenina, yet, he doesn 't have the courage to fight the world 's value. Even though Marx shows his strong desire to fight his boss in his inner thoughts, he also fears the consequences of the rebel action. On the contrary, John speaks out for his desire of romantic love to Lenina. However, because Lenina is like the others who are highly constructed by the world 's values, it is impossible for her to accept John 's idea of love. On the other hand, Mustapha Mond is another character who share common traits as John. Both of them are interested in those things which are challenging to the world 's beliefs. The difference is that Mond chose to take sides on the world for the sake of human happiness and John chose to defend his personal identity by challenging the authorities. From John 's reading of Shakespeare, he is strongly influenced and fascinated by this idealist heroism. Due to John 's hatred towards soma, he decided to start a rebel among the Deltas. However, because the

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