Analysis Of Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay

1551 Words Nov 16th, 2014 7 Pages
Misfits Inability to Change Society In society there are many types of people, but these types can be categorized into two main types, misfits and followers. A follower can be someone who goes with the flow of society and sticks to the norms of society. A misfit is an abnormality in society that can be threatening to the balance of society. In the novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, misfits clearly threaten society. The misfits in Brave New World are, John the Savage, Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx. These characters show signs of being outcasts in society. John is clearly a threat to society but he is unable to change it due to his lack of knowledge of the society. Helmholtz threatens society but he is too oblivious to the outside world to change it. Finally Bernard is unable to change society because he is too afraid of the consequences. Misfits in any society cannot change a society no matter what their cause.

John cannot change society because he does not understand it enough to change it. John comes from the Savage reservation where none of the rules from the World State are enforced. This makes John completely oblivious to the other world making him confused and unable to change the society. One example of John’s unawareness of society is when he tries to rid the people of soma, something they hold very dear to them. This takes place in the hospital while an official attempts to give out soma. John says, “ Very well then, I’ll teach you; I’ll make you be free…

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