Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay

1503 Words Apr 11th, 2016 7 Pages
Brave New World is a novel that encompases what it means to be a utopian society. A seemingly perfect world full of happiness, ease, and encouraged pleasure. Everything is uniform, decided and precise. Everyone fits a specific mold. Those who stray however, are set aside and exiled. Utopian societies have been attempted throughout history through various forms of government, all which eventually failed due to the fact that complete perfection cannot be achieved as long as there is free will. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley creates a world that has rid it’s society of free will through test tube births and childhood conditioning. In the beginning of the book, the director states “We also predestine and condition” (13 Huxley). What he means by this is that every child that is made in the labs has their life planned out for them before they are even “born.” Through this process though, the humanity and individuality of the people are taken away. In Aldous Huxley and Utopia by Theodor W. Adorno, he states, “The ultimate effect of conditioning, which is in fact adjustment come into its own, is a degree of introjection and integration of social pressure and coercion far beyond that of the Protestant ethic; men resigned themselves to loving what they have to do, without even being are aware that they are resigned. Thus, their happiness is firmly established subjectively and order is maintained” (293). What Adorno is saying here is that even though the citizens seemingly enjoy…

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