Aldous Huxley's Hypocrisy In A Brave New World

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Santiago Posso Mr.linton English 11-A October/4/2017 Hypocrisy is the act of criticizing something only to become what we once disapproved, Trump 's bigotry over Obama 's administration and Stalin blasting capitalism for overworking men only to enslave his own men and exploit them, high school kids who say they hate the popular only to join their group the first chance they get, these are only a few examples where this verb is shown throughout history. This type of mockery then is a tricky situation because one day we can develop into what we hated most. Huxley observes how dreadful this action is seen in the real world and portrays how atrocious it looks in the novel A Brave New World In the story A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley tries…show more content…
It is then after all, easier to follow the path of hypocrisy rather than to stand by the words once said. It requires a certain type of bravery to never retreat what we once said, this is a characteristic that is seen throughout the greatest leaders of history. Take for example Martin Luther King Jr. a man who no matter what supported nothing but his thoughts until the day that he died, this isn’t a trait seen in insecure and fragile kind it is only belongs in the persona of someone who has no fear to express their thought and are secure about such thinking. Huxley mocks the lack of this trait when portraying Bernard and shows the opposite when describing John. As we have deducted these two are two completely different people, while the kid stands by his message to society not paying attention to the possible consequences, Marx will do say whatever he can to please the others, a perfect example of this contrast is when the savage is arguing with Mustapha Mond about freedom not caring of the problems that could follow while Bernard is stating everything possible so that he doesn’t get in trouble the author shows this character’s weakness by writing “You can’t send me. I haven’t done anything. lt was the others. I swear it was the others.”(232) while he portrays the teen’s strength and leadership when he writes “But the new ones are so stupid and horrible. Those plays, where there’s nothing but helicopters flying about and you feel the people kissing. Goats and monkeys! Only in Othello’s word could he find an adequate vehicle for his contempt and hatred. ” as I expressed before we can see the strong voice of the savage in comparison to the powerless voice of
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