Huxley 's Brave New World Essay

2543 Words Jul 21st, 2016 11 Pages
Huxley develops a warning about the structure of societies by showing how the society in Brave New World creates a loss of individuality, creativity, and freedom of thought, while also misusing technology. In addition to this, he uses imagery and allusions to highlight the negative effect these things have on the citizens of Brave New World.
In Brave New World, Huxley warns readers against a loss of individuality as well as a loss of deep personal relationships. By mass producing twins, manipulating embryos, and conditioning children, this society has done away with individuality. Lenina reinforces this throughout the novel when she says, "Everyone belongs to everyone else" (43). Even the state motto of "Community, Identity, Stability" shows this loss (3). The state motto means that losing your individuality to instead of being identified as an Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilon produces stability in society. The Controller shows this in the book when he says, "[there is] no civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability" (42). In this world they believe that individual stability is assured through citizens knowing their place in society and loving it through the use of conditioning. People in Brave New World cannot change their role in society, or even live permanently with a person of their choice. People adapt that viewpoint as they are born, manipulated, and conditioned to be identical pieces to be used until they are no longer…

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