Injustice In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Being an outcast feels like a curse. It causes a lot of pain. Yet misfits can be the most meaningful individuals in a society. Art, music, literature, and most other creative fields are dominated by those who just do not fit in, who create new ideas, and who often question the world around them. In Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, the utopia is made so that everyone fits in neatly. Fortunately, it doesn’t always work. Through the characters Bernard, Fanny, and Helmholtz, the novel shows how an isolated perspective allows some people to question their world and search for purpose, and what is lost when they fit exactly in. The novel argues that ultimately the ability to see injustice allows people to bring about a better future. Throughout the novel, Bernard demonstrates how people react when they are accepted and not accepted. One example of this is Bernard’s view of sexuality. The novel says, “The mockery made him feel like an outsider; and feeling an outsider he behaved like one, which increased the prejudice against him” (65). It’s an unfortunate situation for his happiness; however, it gives him a valuable perspective. In the utopia, sexuality is viewed with…show more content…
She fits within the utopia, saying, “it’s not as though there were anything painful or disagreeable,” about it (43). Specifically, she’s saying there’s nothing wrong with the way the society treats sexuality, and that Lenina should have sex with more men. There would be nothing wrong with this, of course, if she wanted to do so. Fanny’s philosophy, in line with the utopia’s, ignores personal choice. Later, when Lenina frets about her relationship with John, Fanny says, “why don’t you just go and take him. Whether he wants it or no” (188). This aggression is disturbing. The society has taught her that personal liberty doesn’t matter, and her own experience of not being forced into anything has made her devoid of empathy for that
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