Human Morality In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Many world leaders throughout history have attempted to compose the great society, or as they believed, utopia. On these occurrences, they in some way try to subdue the creative and free thinking side of human nature. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Mustapha Mond achieves universal stability. As we see in the New World society, stability is made the first priority at the expense of most of the people 's intrinsic human faculties. Mond explains eloquently and quite persuasively to John and Helmholtz why these sacrifices are just. Mond’s appeals to logic and the emotional need for stability help establish an effective argument for his societal structure initially, but do not excuse the evil actions to achieve it. In his explanation to …show more content…
John counters the world controller’s neatly packaged rhetoric with a questioning of the morality of the Bokanovsky Groups. John rightly questions why so many people are made to suffer miserable lives and are purposely barred from experiencing the few pleasures only the Alphas are able to. Mond’s response explaining the Cyprus experiment completely glosses over the root of the question. Mond’s views begin to venture towards wickedness, in defending a system that predestines individual’s lives and brainwashes them into believing that the life they are told to live is the only one they can experience. By referring to each individual’s life as a series of “invisible bottle of infantile and embryonic fixations,” Mond begins to sound like Watson from Frankenstein when he wrote to his sister in saying, “One man 's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race” (Huxley 152) (Letter 4.21). Mond as well as Watson overstepped the limits of their position, and in the end lost sight of the limitations of their

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