Mustapha Mond: An Analysis

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As stated in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley by the Controller of the world they live in, Mustapha Mond, there is a “ʻprice to pay for stability’” (199). Though the people in the Society believe they are living shining lives, living life as they are meant to as they come from batches in labs and grow up being trained to like and dislike certain things so that when they are older, it will help them in their job. They have lessons put into their minds on recordings while they sleep. They are not their own, but everyone’s. They are human, but without their humanity, their love, their compassion. They gave that up without their knowledge in order to live in a stable world. Humans are cast in a negative light as they are willing to give up anything …show more content…
There is no love, no attachment, no faith. In many ways, they simply are. They have grown up distanced from emotion, to such a point that the divide is one that none of them venture to cross. Instead of screaming and crying and grieving when death arrives, they have been death conditioned to view it as just another thing that happens, to not be affected by it. The main reason being their disconnection from their feelings, not seeing how “any one mattered as much” to grieve in the wake of a loss (187). An additional way how they distance themselves from emotion is the use of the drug soma, which many members of the Society use tablets daily, whenever they begin to feel more than they wish or simply because they do not want to feel at all. Each of them are addicted to it, wanting more, wanting the bliss of not being in the world again. This is to such an extent that at one point a lower-class citizen bites the arm of John, the Savage, who throws it on the ground. When viewing it in the aspect of humanity, it shows humans as weak creatures who resist their own hardwired emotions just to feel better. Just to get a glimpse of what they view as “happiness”, they are willing to give up all other feelings. They are living in an illusion, and they chose to be that way, just to …show more content…
Whenever confronted by it, they are disgusted more by how things used to be in light of how they are in their current world, their thriving world. They live in a world of constant dependence, both on one another and on soma. In their world, that is how they function as, “ʻindependence was not made for man’” (209). They were made to rely on one another, on their levels in society. Each social class has its own abilities, likes, and dislikes which allow the class above it to have their own likes and dislikes. The people in the Society, in their world of stability, they have a hive mind due to how they were trained as children, the whispers into their ears as they slept. In their social classes, they were listening to the same lessons for the same number of repetitions. Instead of being individuals with their own ideas and understandings, they repeat those lessons, mistaking them for their own ideas. Concerning the mass love of soma, each is trained to do that as Lenina states from her sleep lessons, “ʻa gramme is always better than a damn’” (89). Her immediate response to someone being unhappy is not only go to the mass drug of choice, but to repeat something she heard as a child, acting like it was her own thought, her own statement. This shows that humans are easily led to a pack standpoint, and that a human is not far above that of an animal. That when someone is led to believe something,

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