Corruption In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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In Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World” the world has fallen into an authoritarian order, of which control is kept through constant distraction and suppression of information. Though through this remains communities of “savages” who reject the new world order and have continued more traditional human life in reservations. It is in one of the these reservations the Aldous Huxley introduces the character John, a foil to the society he is introduced to. This exile from the land and the ideologies of the home John once knew to the “brave new world” allows John to both learn about himself and gives him the ability to see the corruption within the world state. John is introduced in the novel as the protagonist, Bernard Marx, and his female companion, …show more content…

This is made clear as Bernard showcases the advanced civilization to John and John seems either unimpressed or confused about the whole situation. This is exemplified when John visits both the library and the Television Corporation factory as the savage learns about daily soma rations of the lower castes and the absence of Shakespeare in the World State. (Pg 164-165). As John continues to explore the world around him it is made very clear that he dislikes and is simply a square peg trying to fit into a circular hole, though John isn’t really trying to fit in moreover just blindly following others direction. This becomes clear to John as Bernard begins parading him around at parties as some kind of entertainment and after finally rejecting to go to one of Bernard's party the reader can see how much John is simply a tool that Bernard is using for his own social gain. This leaves John feeling unhappy and causes Bernard to make the remark “You’re more like what you were at Malpais,”. Bernards failure to realize how to help John adjust and the parts of him that are unable to change gives the reader better insight as to why John is failing to enjoy his time in

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