Collectivism In Brave New World

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Collectivism in Brave New World In the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the essence of humanity is questioned.The World state completely destroyed the whole concept of being a human by taking away the people's individuality. The analysis will focus on chapter 1, from pages 11 through 12, which is a perfect example in the book of how collectivism sacrifices the uniqueness of humanity. Collectivism is a fundamental element of the society in Brave New World. Ever since birth, citizens are placed in a distinct social group in which they are obliged to remain for the rest of their lives. They have no right to choose what to do with their own life. From that point forward their whole future started being predestined…show more content…
One example is the rejection of Bernard.Since the introduction of the character in the story is clear to see he does not feet in the society standards.Only because he is unique, Bernard is judged by most of the people for being a weirdo ."At less than seventy eyeless monsters.(...)concluded Mr. Foster. (Brave New World, 1, 12)The use of the word "monsters" in this quote, makes it evident that those who think differently are abnormal.Eyeless implies the idea that the individuals who can not see the bigger picture and do not understand or either accept the government's ideals are “(..) no use at all,” and discarded like garbage (Brave New World, 1, 12).Once again, the totalitarian regime practiced in the novel, deprives the people of humanity by comparing them as garbage, considering them useless.However looking through a psychological lense, when Aldous Huxley was sixteen years old, he was diagnosed with keratitis punctata disease which left him blind. Even after doing a surgery to fix the issue, Huxley did regain some of his sights, but he remains partially blind for the rest of his life and read with great difficulty.Because he was different than others, he might have suffered some judgment towards his disease and career.Bernard's rejection and the judgment of
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