Suicide In Brave New World Essay

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I think it is important that people be informed about what is going on in today’s society. Teen suicide is a large problem that many people may not know about. I think if people are educated about suicide and how they can empower themselves and others, the risk of suicide will decrease. In Brave New World, one of the main characters, John, commits suicide. John’s suicide was very impromptu as one might say because it was not planned; it was a sudden thing to occur. Even though John’s suicide in the story was not planned, I believe that he would have killed himself inevitably. Comparing John’s suicide to today’s society will help familiarize the true threat that suicide has on us and how we can prevent it. Suicide is the tenth leading cause …show more content…
They can’t cope with the pain in life and they having run out of ways to cope with their daily pain. A common pain that these people feel is the result of bullying from being different than everyone else. John was ridiculed for being different and singled out because of his ideas and beliefs. John acts in ways that are deemed socially unacceptable in the Brave New World but would necessarily be acceptable on the Reservation. The people in the Brave New World did not like that John was trying to change their ideas. John felt isolated and alone just like at the Savage Reservation. A symptom of suicide is social isolation or having different ideas than those of your family. John has different ideas than everyone in the Brave New World which causes everyone …show more content…
People have a thought in their head about what is right and “normal”. Once anyone in the Brave New World sees someone that is breaking that social “normal”, they criticize them. It is logical to think that it is extremely hard to break these instincts to avoid what is different. Personally I am all about a “you do you” kind of lifestyle yet I still find myself judging people from afar. I will look at someone and judge on what their like based on what they are wearing and the way they look. The way someone looks is especially terrible because no one can help the way they look. Someone can only change their appearance so much. I think that if society made themselves more open to the idea of different lifestyles there would be less criticism and judgment on everyone’s part. Even though I am stressing society to be more open, I think that I need to acknowledge how far we have already come. I am proud to look at what we have stopped deeming unacceptable. I know that many teens are still unsure about whether to come out about their “abnormal” sexuality but there are so many others who are proud to say that they are gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. There are large groups of people who are standing up in groups for Pride parades. I think that we need to continue to facilitate these ideas in

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