A Brave New World Character Analysis

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Abusing power is capable of ruining many lives, including the individual’s. Having power can be a good thing, but misusing it, such as characters from the works Brave New World, Oedipus the King, and the movie, The Giver causes destruction. In each work, a character possesses great power and misandles it. In Brave New World, Mustapha Mond is able to dehumanize an entire civilization with the use of many practices and drugs. Oedipus, in Oedipus the King, lets his hubris get the best of him, and results in a horrible punishment for himself. In The Giver, the Chief Elder tries to eliminate any feelings/scenarios, which has potential to cause negative feelings; this in turn diminishes the quality of life for residents. Brave New World, Oedipus…show more content…
Mond does achieve a stable society, but takes away life. Mond uses several practices and techniques in order to maintain stability, but defaces what life should be. In the book, the Bokanovsky process is used to arrange the community into castes for certain types of job. Every caste is clones of each other, so nobody is unique. Classes below Alpha and Beta, such as Epsilons are drained with alcohol as a baby to destroy their intellectual ability, making them ideal for menial labor. By having the different classes, every job is able to be done ideally, because everyone likes their job. But, through the process, individuals lose their freedom. Individuals have no control over their intelligence or job; they’re more like slaves to Mond’s society. Mond promotes everyone in the civilization to use a drug called soma all the time. Soma creates a false happiness, in turn making everyone happy all the time. Having a fake happiness all the time may seem good, but really it strips away natural feelings from the humans. Mond induces soma into the society so it can function properly; everyone “loves” their life. One last way Mond dehumanizes his society is through sleep teach called hypnopaedia. Castes are put through sleep teaching to make them love what they do, and be happy with their class. Also, slogans of the World State are constantly…show more content…
She causes the community to be absent of normal life qualities any human should have, such as love, sight, family, freedom, ect. The Chief Elder doesn't allow residents to choose their occupation; kids/teens are closely monitored throughout their whole life, and is given a job based off what seems to fit them best. By closely monitoring every kid, any sense of freedom is gone. The Chief Elder also promotes murder, but she calls in “release to elsewhere”. In the community, babies who don’t match the standard are “released to elsewhere”. Under her command many babies aren’t given the chance to live a life. Also, families are eliminated from the society; Babies are assigned to a family. Kids are required to take medications every morning to eliminate feelings of love, have any sexual desires, and see color. For example, when Fiona stops taking her medications, she explains how she felt something “warm and nice” (love). She rambles to the elders that something is being taken away from her, which is right. Through Jonas’s job, the receiver of memory, it is clear that the society dehumanizes the individual. Jonas learns about the past world, with strong emotions, and fun activities; along with the negative parts. Jonas learns that life has been stripped away from the community through his many experiences. He learns that the Chief Elder hides information from the people. Overall, the Chief Elder, along with her committee
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