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

1267 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
In Mexican cultures, November 2nd is “El Dia de los Muertos,” or the Day of the Dead. This celebration lasts a weekend and lets families honor their fallen relatives. The reason I mention the event is because I have always found it ironic that on a day where so many honor their dead mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters, I celebrate my birth. In a way, it has actually shaped my beliefs knowing that so many celebrate the afterlife on my birthday. In fact, it humbles me to share a date with this event because, for me, it teaches that death is the end of your life, but it is not the end of your memory. “Brave New World,” by Aldous Huxley, introduces the concept of people living in a bottle. The bottle is a metaphor of what a person’s life is destined to be. A person’s bottle does not change throughout their life, and the people must become accustomed to their bottle. Bottles are a predestination and will never change. This conditioning is a way of keeping order in society. People are meant to become accustomed to their bottle as to not create unrest. If one person were to refuse conditioning, the entire order of this new society would collapse into a state of chaos. The society runs on a false sense of happiness. As John proclaims, “ I 'm claiming the right to be unhappy" (240). This is an act of defiance against the world state as John is tired of the idea that stability means happiness. He severely disagrees with the conditioning that goes on within the community. He…

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