Essay about Analysis Of ' Brave New World '

1002 Words Jul 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Many people in today’s society believe that the key to everything is money. Yes, money can bring power, but it cannot bring eternal happiness. People tend to confuse money and other material things with happiness and other necessities in life that allow humans to really live. In Brave New World, there is a society, known as the World State, which mistakes human values for science, and believes that one cannot have all necessary values at once. There are three characters in the World State Society, Helmholtz, Bernard, and John, who criticize the quality of their lives due to relations between freedom and stability, power and caste, and truth and happiness. The relations between freedom and stability are most often criticized by John and Bernard. John is a savage who comes from a reservation in New Mexico and when he moves to the World State he questions the relations between freedom and stability. The World State keeps its society stable by feeding it a drug called soma which takes away the people’s freedom. When John is in the hospital, he sees people lining up for their ration of soma:
‘Don’t you want to be free and men? Don’t you even understand what manhood and freedom are?’ Rage was making him fluent; the words came easily, in a rush. ‘I’ll teach you; I’ll make you be free whether you want to or not’. And pushing open a window that looked in the inner court of the Hospital, he began to throw the little pill-boxes of soma tablets in handfuls out into the arena. (171)…

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