Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay

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Fantasizing a world where every worry, stress, and care disappears has been an ever present part of human existence throughout history. It may even be safe to say that a world where constant happiness is a reality and conflict is not, has been the ultimate goal of mankind since the beginning of time. Perhaps with the astounding speed of technological advancement this far-fetched dream of human beings may soon be a reality. However, in the persistent struggle to create such a perfect world, sacrifices are overlooked or even deemed non-existent, especially in literary works which glorify the ideals of an eternally content society. Yet in the novel Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, provides an alarming idea of what a perfect world could mean to mankind, and the true cost of it all. As seen through the main protagonist John, the philosophies surrounding identity, happiness, and social stability in this dream world come at the price of everything that comprises a human being—individuality, emotion, and purpose. The blatant lack of individuality and identity John witnesses firsthand throughout the novel appalls and infuriates him. Since the World State came into power, it sought to eliminate anything which would undermine balance in society. This meant uniqueness and a person 's sense of difference was a major issue. Consequently, the government used their technological skills to take control of every aspect of an individual’s life which would make them feel as though…

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