The Imperfection Of Humanity In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Humanity is imperfect. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley creates a perfect utopia. The society he fabricates remains plausible only if the imperfection of humanity becomes completely obsolete. Huxley did exactly that. Throughout the novel signs of inhumanity plague the Brave New World and the people within it. The society Huxley creates in his novel simulates the disastrous, purposeless life that curses American Society in the Modern Day.
Huxley removes both freedom and purpose along with the humanity from the society in his novel. The shackles on knowledge in Brave New World infringe on the basic right of freedom, freedom of knowledge. A very Fragile order of society exists in the novel; higher ups strictly filter out works of writing
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. .] make [the people] lose their faith in happiness” (Huxley 162). Conditioning removes emotion in this society. People no longer experience happiness, one must have “faith in happiness”. In this Utopia, happiness and emotion of all kind become meaningless in regards to human life, creating an utterly inhumane society. An individual holds no purpose in Brave New World, the book of science they look at threatens the society's ideals and systems. The World State can not accept a book of science because, “in terms of purpose,” biology or any other unapproved matter can not explain the reason for existence, because the higher ups in the novel deny the community that right. Revoking purpose from society would result in a pointless existence for every individual in such a society. Purpose gives life meaning. Many people when writing think, “It's not enough for the phrases to be good; what you make with them ought to be good too.” (Huxley 73). Applying this to writing becomes very helpful when trying to grasp a deeper level of meaning, but what Huxley hints at pertains to a lesson in life. One can not live unless one lives with purpose. In the World State, no one holds a …show more content…
Soma, an antidepressant, taken daily by the people in Brave New World controls and conditions various castes and peoples in the society. John the Savage, being the only outside perspective in the novel, provides a special insight into the deeper meanings of Brave New World. After the loss of his mother to soma, he opens his eyes to a new perspective and discovers, “Linda had been a slave, Linda had died; others should live in Freedom, and the world be made beautiful” (Huxley 191). Soma steals Linda’s freedom, not by force, but because she let soma take it. Not only does John the Savage see his mother overtaken by her hiatus from reality, he peers deep into the purpose of Soma and the dangers that come with it. Soma in a lot of ways represents the dangers of addicting objects in modern-day America. Everything happens for a reason. Children love and hate not because they know how, but because society taught them how. Generations pass thoughts and opinions down to their offspring so that no opinion remains original. Everything one loves and cherishes develops with the conditioning of elders. What one loves or hates may not ruin oneself noticeably, but it takes the creativity and originality out of society and shapes American culture into that of the World State in Brave New

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