Death Scene In Brave New World

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2004, Form B
The most important themes in literature are sometimes developed in scenes in which a death or deaths take place. Choose a novel or play and write a well-organized essay in which you show how a specific death scene helps to illuminate the meaning of the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.

The Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, is a dystopian novel he presents a utopian society called the World State which is filled with promiscuous sex, drug-soaked pleasure and a rigid social structure based on subjective characteristics. The government provides its citizens with peace and stability while simultaneously robbing them of their essential humanity and individuality. Human beings are manufactured on an assembly line and monitored continuously for quality assurance. John, the “savage” is from an isolated Indian reservation in a whole different world than
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According to Mustapha Mond, the World Controller for Western Europe, there can be “No civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability.” In order for the world they live in to run smoothly, the World Controllers need to ensure that their people think as alike as possible, so the least amount of conflict will arise. John is punished because he poses a great danger to the stability of the World State. John despises everything about the new world. After a long conversation with Mustapha Mond, John even forces himself to throw up in order to purge himself of civilization, explaining that “It poisoned me.” John does not see himself as a part of society like Lenina does; in fact, because he has always been treated and considered as an outsider, John is the very embodiment of individualism and natural instinct. John is all the more dangerous because of his refusal to accept the World State’s society and conform to their societal
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