Essay on Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

1650 Words Jan 21st, 2015 7 Pages
Brave New World: An Amiss Society
Whether a society is a dystopia or euphoria is a very controversial topic. Some people believe that organization is the key to a successful civilization and others believe that freedom is the essence of existence. In the novel, "Brave New World", author Aldous Huxley describes a dystopia where life is way too perfect that it might be thought of as a euphoria. The novel follows Bernard Marx who seems alone in feeling discontent. Unlike the other citizens of the "ideal" society, Bernard harbours an unnatural desire for solitude and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of the compulsory promiscuity. On a visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, the old, imperfect life still continues, and Bernard starts to find out the truth about this not-so-ideal society. The dystopia that Huxley created in "Brave New World" becomes uncovered and Bernard understands the truth of the old lifestyle of humans and all the lies that they were told. When a savage from one of the reserves come to the society that the World State created, the savage wishes to go back to the old lifestyle and kills himself. This makes people wonder if the society in Brave New World is good or bad. The truth is that the World State society is amiss because it creates a false euphoria. The misuse of science, recreational sex, and the legality and enforcement of drugs all manipulate the citizens in Brave New World to believe that they live in an elation.
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