Happiness And Human Conditioning In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Happiness and Human Conditioning will lead to a downfall in society, leaving people with no free will. In Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, the theme Happiness and The Human Condition can not possibly coexist because, as shown through symbolism and allusion, conditioning stops people from deciding what to do, soma creates “happiness”, and the citizens have grown up to believe “everyone belongs to everyone”. There is no singularity, so the citizens are not able to think or express themselves. What they believe to be “happiness” is replaced with artificial happiness, by taking a drug, called soma. Any type of interaction between the citizens is allowed because relationships are banned in the World State and they do not have feelings towards …show more content…
Considering the connection between individualism, real happiness, and any real relationships, it is important to begin by examining individualism. In Huxley’s Brave New World the theme of Happiness and the Human Condition Cannot Possibly Coexist because though allusion, the Director is sententiously, like a God mortalizing the social destiny for the people in the World State. This is demonstrated when the Director and Mr. Foster are discussing what group every person belongs to in society, whether it be Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilons. They also discuss their social destination and how much intelligence they need. He states: “‘And that’ put in the Director sententiously, ‘that is the secret of happiness and virtue-liking what you’ve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny’” (Huxley 16). This quote demonstrates the theme: Happiness and the Human Condition can not possibly be true happiness through word choice and phrasing. Using words such as “inescapable,” suggest the tone of the character is haunting, because they give the …show more content…
The citizens take soma when they feel that they are unhappy and have problems. The controllers and Director have created a Bokanovsky process and decide what every person they create does in the future. Lastly, every person in society is trained to have no emotions or feelings towards one specific person. They are allowed to be with anyone they want to be as well as have some kind of interaction. Even if the individuals of Brave New World are loveless, unintelligent, or afraid of emotion, all because of a enforced societal norm created by an all powerful state, they can still find happiness in their own

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