Brave New World By Aldus Huxley Essay

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In Brave New World, Aldus Huxley enhances the terrible dehumanization of his utopian society also referred to as the World State. Mond’s used his actions of hypnopaedia to his advantage by making people in his society do whatever he asks or wants. Mond believes that the people should not make their own decisions in life because that precedes them to fail. In Mond’s world there is no failure. In his iceberg speech he verbally admits to rebelling against all his beliefs and laws. The irony represented by Mustapha Mond to society is verbally shown throughout his “iceberg speech” by using his authority to excuse himself from breaking the laws that he set forth. The laws established by Mond in the World State are very strict yet the people find them normal because this is what they’re taught to believe and go by. Mond prevents the people of the World State from knowing or learning anything of the past. Mond states “Almost nobody. I’m one of the very few. It’s prohibited, you see.” showing that he prohibits the reading of old Shakespeare writings. (Huxley 218) They are unable to read anything of the past because old is considered bad yet beautiful. “Even when they’re beautiful? Particularly when they’re beautiful. Beauty’s attractive, and we don’t want people to be attracted by old things.” (Huxley 219) It’s beautiful because of the great work of art but bad because it would show the people of the World State what they don’t have. If you don’t know what you don’t…

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