A Brave New World Satire Analysis

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Satire is the use of humor, irony, or exaggeration to reveal and criticize people’s vices. It becomes a success when the writer can make his readers believe the idea given is not only logical, but practical. While certain satires are appealing in their obvious disgust of humanity, other works are not so blatant in their mockery, presenting more realistic situations. Aldous Huxley employed such tactics in Brave New World. In Brave New World, Huxley explores this idea of a society controlled by pleasure, ignorance, and conditioning. In this novel there is no war, no hunger, no pain, and if anything went wrong, they had a powerful hallucinogenic drug named soma. Humans are being grown and created by machines. Society is based on a caste…show more content…
It’s impossible to tell if the masses would accept it if they knew the choice that had been made for them, because it’s outside of their capacity to realize what they’re missing. The idea that anyone with the ability to think for himself would choose blind ignorance is ridiculous to the reader. Mond is a direct critic of this thought. Mond believes that there is no value in the acquisition of actual happiness, the fight against the odds to gain it. However the point he is attempting to prove actually seems to become an argument for real happiness. Mond is trying to explain all the benefits of true happiness away as drawbacks, but it is the chance of failure and the struggle which makes happiness mean something. Mond explains science by saying “It isn’t only art that’s incompatible with happiness; it’s also science. Science is dangerous; we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled. The irony and satirical nature of this statement is incredibly frightening. However Mond goes on to explain that while there are many ways processes such as production could be completely automated, it may be what is best for
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