Conformity In Brave New World

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Imagine a world with no literature or love or hope. Imagine a world with no stability or order or government. Either extreme would seem to result in complete chaos; however, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World dares to challenge this universal truth. By creating a society where the idea of emotional drive is foreign, Brave New World strives for “Stability, Community, and Identity.” Brave New World controller, Mustapha Mond, however, believes in Brave New World’s theology but not enough to diminish his own illegal past-times; thus, Huxley illustrates the self-seeking nature of man. Mustapha Mond’s outward conformity to Brave New World’s principals begins only after an inward realization. After being convicted of conducting advanced research without permission, Mond was given a choice between being banished or becoming one of the ten World Controllers. He wisely chooses to become a Controller. It was as a new Controller that he realizes social order is better than any scientific discovery or emotion-based literature. He decides that his happiness will come from stability and not discovery, which is dangerous because it …show more content…

He owns banished works such as the Bible and Shakespeare and references them regularly. He justifies his possession of such works by stating that because he “created the rules,” he can break them. Ironically, though, he denies the publishing of several works of literature because they contradict the teachings of Brave New World. Monds creates a double standard by allowing himself to be influenced by pre-Ford ideas but not the citizens of Brave New World. Mond claims that he is sacrificing these “arts of humanity” to provide social security for Brave New World. Yet, instead of sacrificing for his community, he is simply manipulating it. However, his knowledge of pre-Ford ideas bleeds from his mind to his

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