Brave New World Classical Conditioning Analysis
Brave New World depicts three unhappy gentleman. Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson and John all find themselves stuck on various parts of Maslow’s pyramid for varying circumstances. Bernard is unwelcomed by his fellow Alphas for his Epsilon-esque body. Helmholtz feels an ocean of untapped potential being squandered. John finds himself unsatisfied by the instant gratification of “civilization”. All three men are unable to reach happiness while in the same setting. The rest of society achieves happiness quite easily in this setting …show more content…
Maslow’s pyramid shows that the natural progression of human’s needs will lead to happiness. Also students of various cultures showed similar concepts of the mental state of happiness. On the other hand, what an individual constitutes as happiness is artificial. The students just mentioned gave different accounts on what life-long happiness consists of. The three unhappy characters of Brave New World were unable to achieve happiness because of their improper conditioning (to suit their environments). Conditioning is the source of an individual’s happiness. It is all relative.
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