Essay On Social Class In Brave New World

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Sbaidy De La O
ERWC 12, B#2
23 April, 2015

Social-class in the future vs society today

At times we tend to think we have a freedom, but is this really true? If we actually analyze this, we don 't have as much freedom, as we think we do. I mean, think about it, there are so many laws that prevent us from doing so much. Like why can 't the lower class, be anywhere near the high class, what makes them so special. Or even the fact that we say racism is over, but still discriminate others, because of their social class. In A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the World State, which is their society believes that hypnopaedia on toddlers can really improve their society. But if we as citizens rebel, why don 't they rebel? What
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In the novel, Brave New World, the directors inclination, is so that people can have a clear understanding of the way their society works. " For of course some sort of general idea they must have, if they were to do their work intelligently – though as little of one, if they were to be good and happy members of society, as possible. For particulars, as everyone knows, make for virtue and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils. " (Pg.4) Their thoughts can lead different types of ideas, but they are all incompatible with blissful ignorance. Like on the way the conditioned their people, "Alpha children wear grey They work much harder than we do, because they 're so frightfully clever. I 'm really awfully glad I 'm a Beta, because I don 't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. Oh no, I don 't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They 're too stupid to be able…"(Pg 27) Another example of this, is when the director warned Bernard to not disobey their laws, and that if he did, he would soon regret it. The only reason he really warned him and is so against love is because of his experience, when he himself had ran away. The way this plays in today 's society, is how each law is created for a purpose. Like for example, not everyone is able to own weapons, unless they are …show more content…
In the short story, Brave New World, they see religion as a rebellious act, because they know if their people were to know about God, they would get curious and want to see of what the outside world is really like." All crosses had their tops cut and became T 's. There was also a thing called God. ".."We have the World State now. And Ford 's Day celebrations, and Community Sings, and Solidarity Services." (Pg 206) In the book, they try to isolate their people from any religion belief, so that no one will question their authority. And we can relate to this, like on how the government tries to fool us, and not tell us all the bad that are occurring, around us. That is why they release new music, new cars, new things, all time, so that can simply blind us, from all the bad that 's occurring. In a Brave New World, though they have more control over their people, "Because we have no wish to have our throats cut," he answered. "We believe in happiness and stability. A society of Alphas couldn 't fail to be unstable and miserable. Imagine a factory staffed by Alphas – that is to say by separate and unrelated individuals of good heredity and conditioned so as to be capable (within limits) of making a free choice and assuming responsibilities. Imagine it!" he repeated. " (Pg 222) Unlike us, who even if out people rebel we can’t really do anything about

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