Brave New World Individualism Analysis

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Government suppression and being an individual is a big part of our society today. As of 2016 almost going into 2017, many individuals are shunned for just being themselves or just being different. Also having the government try and keep us quiet and put us off to the side. Instead of focusing on what actually needs to be done to keep the people the people we get into other business “destroys the very idea of obedience and of duty, thereby destroying both power and law," leaving nothing "but a terrifying confusion of interests, passions and diverse opinions". HAZELRIGG, LAWRENCE . Being an individual and trying to speak up for yourself doesn 't work, with the way our world works you are shoved into the back pocket and forgotten. Individualism…show more content…
Government control has been viewed many times in history, like Hitler and Stalin, and as far back as to the Rome Empire and Julius Caesar. But in Brave New World the government that controls the world has such a tight grit on society, it almost seems nothing can break it. The World State controls everything and all because of their conditioning at birth, making the grip on a human unbreakable. The director tells a class of students about the conditioning process,“We condition the masses to hate the country,” concluded the Director. “But simultaneously we condition them to love all country sports. At the same time, we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborate apparatus. So that they consume manufactured articles as well as transport. Hence those electric shocks.” (Huxley, 23). The government does this to the citizens to make them fear things, fear feeling, fear nature and that 's when this government is in control of everything because in creating fear they created paradise. “There is a growing disparity between the time kids spend indoors wired to technology and the time they spend outside enjoying nature. The vast majority of today’s kids use a computer, watch TV, or play video games on a daily basis, but only about 10 percent say they are spending time outdoors every day” (The Nature Conservancy). Conditioning is happening in our day and age, with people loving their phones more than family, have alternate lives on the computer and binge…show more content…
In conclusion, the evidence provided shows that the relationship between Huxley 's book, Brave New World, and our society today are more similar than ever before and continue to grow more alike Huxley 's image. When he wrote the book, he was creating a warning, that we are on a path, not necessarily to government conditioning, but to conditioning by companies and products that strip us of our individualism. But we are doing it to ourselves and as we near a perfect society, we move away from being truly free, and toward being fully reliable
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