Reservation In Brave New World

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The World State in Brave New World is similar to the Reservation because they both create an environment where an inhabitant must conform to their many rules and rituals. This is explored in Brave New World by the sex habits of both societies, the strange and sometimes harmful ceremonies performed by the two societies, the unfriendly tone these places have towards newcomers who still follow rules set by the other society. In Brave New World, the Reservation and the World State have sex habits that are very different of each other, and if a person does not share the habit that is considered normal for the community, then they are considered abnormal, and may even face greater consequences. Linda says, “For instance, take the way they …show more content…
The ceremonies performed are very important to the people conducting the ritual, and any incompetence shown by the people is not kindly looked upon. The World State has a type of communion ceremony with the purpose of, “twelve of them [people] ready to be made in one, waiting to some together, to be fused, to lose their twelve separate identities in a larger being.” (page 54, Brave New World) The quote uses the word fused, which means to be permanently combined, and this shows the theme in The World State that the goal is to be completely conformed with society, so not be unique of individualized. This also uses irony when Huxley says the people are twelve separate identities, because the only part of a persons identity in The World State is their social caste, and their name; and everything else about the general community is mass produced and made from a test tube. This dance is very sexual, and very public, so this ceremony also shows the peoples willingness to conform to these weird ways of praising their lord. Later in the book, while in the reservation Lenina asks, "Do you mean to say that you wanted to be hit with the whip?" To which John replies, "For the sake of the pueblo- to make the rain come and the corn grow. And to please Pookong and Jesus. And then to show that I can bear pain …show more content…
They also have the Reservation, which is supposed to be a happy place, where children are born, and the people aren’t controlled by conditioning. However, really the two places that are meant to seem as contrasts initially are actually very similar. Both The World State and the Reservation are controlling, harsh, and unkind societies that treat the inhabitants like pawns in a chess

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