Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World ' Essay

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Determining the Price of Individuality
Sometimes ignorance truly is not bliss. Both 1984 by Charles Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley are clear indicators-though executed in severely opposing ways- of how individuality is worth dying to save. These two novels reveal at its close that losing your individuality is a fate worse than death. Conforming to the mold of society dissipates original thought, leading to loss of individuality which stems from intelligence. This submission, which Winston finally succumbed to and John faced death to avoid, can be more terrifying than even death. In Aldous Huxley 's "Brave New World", one may ponder the implications if would-be hero John Savage attempted to find a solution that differs from his unfortunate suicide at the closing of the novel. Although one may argue that suicide is always preventable, because of John 's unique conditioning, his ultimate demise could not have been avoided. His deep seeded idealism and hope of belonging added to his disappointment of the corrupt society. Refusing to be changed by this new society, but seeing him being slowly molded, John came to the decision that staying in the new world would 've been more tortuous than death.
Although in the new world the individual does not exist, John 's decision to commit suicide allows him to take complete control of his individuality. The DHC explains it best when he expresses that

"Murder only kills the individual - what is an individual anyway?"(Huxley…

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