Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World Essay

1449 Words Feb 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Rebels revolt when they want to revolutionize, improve, or change the way society works. When they succeed in their goals and fulfill their desires, they will no longer want to rebel. However, in many cases, there are systems where it is impossible to create a prosperous rebellion. Rebels who attempt to overthrow the World State in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World will never be successful. The World State is successful in constructing a rebellion proof state through the ways in which they control, suppress, and deport potential rebels.

Firstly, the direct ways in which the World State controls their citizens assures that a rebellion will be avoided. Lenina Crowne is a rebel in the World State, as she begins to act in ways a female Beta should not. She begins to yearn for John the Savage and wants only him. This goes against the morals of the World State as the citizens are meant to have instant gratification. They are never allowed to feel anything other than happiness — a result of the World State’s successful conditioning. As she struggles with her developing feelings towards John the Savage, Henry Foster suggests taking a Violent Passion Surrogate (V.P.S) since she looks a bit peaky. Mustapha Mond, one of the ten World Controllers describes the V.P.S as a “complete physiological equivalent of fear and rage...without any of the inconveniences” (211). The World State knows that the citizens need an outlet for feelings such as anger, hate, and love which they are not…

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