A Brave New World: An Analysis

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In Brave New World the leaders believe that freedom and happiness cannot coexist. The logic behind it is because with freedom, comes choices; with choices, comes stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction: all emotions that do not make one happy. By restricting choices, those dissatisfactions no longer exist. Thus, a society was created so that freedom, choices, and free thinking have been eliminated. The people of this society have been “conditioned” (or more accurately: brainwashed) to believe that everything in this society is perfect and brings them happiness. Because having moments of distress cannot be avoided, a drug called soma was created. This drug overflows the taker with pleasurable feelings that replace the negative one. Unfortunately,

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