In Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World, an unimaginable dystopia has been created. The World State was formed on three principles: community, identity, and stability. These three principles dictate how members of this society live and interact with one another. In modern society, there is an emphasis on the importance of motherhood, commitment, and countless other ideals that are rejected in the World State. Throughout the novel, the principle of community is shown with castes and hypnopaedic slogans, such as everybody belongs to everybody else.
Methods of Control in 1984 and Brave New World The common goal of all totalitarian regimes is to create and maintain a perfect society. They use various methods to preserve their grip on power. The novels 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley describe entirely different totalitarian societies in which contrasting methods are used to control people. But what is the main difference between the methods of control used in the two fictional states? The state of Oceania described in 1984 controls its people externally by using force and repression, while the World State depicted in Brave New World controls its citizens from within by giving them a predestined role and conditioning them to accept it.
One of the most important things in any society is freedom to express yourself and do what you want. In "Brave New World" this freedom is completely erased from society. People are conditioned to hate anything that is seen as obscene or unuseful (books, nature, marriage) and conditioned to enjoy their place in the caste system and anything that the government wants them to consume. If anyone shows signs of being antisocial or an outcast, they can be threatened and sent far away to an isolated place, like Bernard was when the D.H.C. wanted to send him to Iceland.
This resulted in changing the society in Brave New World different from our society. Throughout the novel, the characters often have conversations on who they are going out with, like Lenina and Henry. However, can we easily conclude that they love
Synthesis #1 Our concepts of gender are constructed by our biological characteristics and societal factors. In many societies, these concepts of gender, and the differences in men and women are rooted in tradition. The moment a child is born a kind of social construction begins. A child whether girl or boy will most likely be shown some behaviors on how they should behave according to their biological characteristics. Throughout history, we have seen the same stereotypes placed on gender, men should be strong and brave.
A good society, from some points of view, is one in which all individuals are free. The government does not control the people in any way and every person lives as they please as long as they do not encroach on each other’s liberties. In a free society, individuals have the right to liberty and its protection from the agendas of others, including authoritative figures. As shown through John Hospers, Ken Kesey’s character McMurphy, and India’s Nehru, a free society does not allow for the presence of an all-powerful authority. John Hospers, a philosopher, describes libertarianism as a fundamental part of a free society that does not allow for extremely authoritative leaders similar to Nurse Ratched in Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
“Community, Identity, Stability” in Brave New World The World State in Brave New World was created under the motto “Community, Identity, Stability” (3). This motto is repeated numerous times in the book even if it is not spoken aloud. The World State has created a new society that follows this motto in every extent. If their goal in the World State is to follow that motto in every aspect then the people of the World State have achieved their goal. To truly understand and see how the motto was a constant in Brave New World it must be broken down into its three parts: “Community, Identity, Stability” (3).
“Gender is fundamental to the human experience, and society has created such a distinction between the two that the lack of neurological information regarding the differences between the developing sexes creates a remarkable paradox” (Glaeser, 2011, p. 2). Males and females are thought of to be vastly different in terms of “their personality, abilities, interests, attitudes, and behavioural tendencies” (Zell, n.d., p. 3), as well as their “interruption, risk taking, helping behaviour, leadership styles, body image, intelligence, occupational stress, jealousy, and morality, among other topics” (Zell, n.d., p. 9). However, it is society’s strict gender roles that seem to keep males and females from having close to anything in common with each other. “Gender roles involve the degree to which people adopt stereotypical masculine versus feminine traits, behaviours, and interests, rather than their gender identity (i.e., whether they identify as male or female”
In Brave New World the government regulations completely change the way people live their lives. In the book the government tries to regulate the way people live by making it a Utopia yet while the government is trying to do this they actually create a dystopia. When the government came up with the regulations for the world state they started to encourage the use of drugs Unlike in our society where the government grounds upon the use of drugs. When the government was Making the Regulations they also made it so that people should not have any real relationships. Finally the government MAde it that they say what you do based off of your social class so you only want to do what they tell you that you should do.
Brave new world is a story that will give you a version of the future of our world beyond the average human imagination. The novel “Brave New World” can be shortly summarized into this, humans are not born anymore, instead the embryos are manufactured by machines and conditioned in ways so certain classes of people are almost exactly the same. Media in Brave New World is a very prominent substance that has a very large amount of influence on the “civilized” people. One of the most important forms of “media” used in the novel is a drug/chemical called soma. What soma does is this, you can swallow some and it puts you into this sleep like state where you are happy and it is like you are dreaming.