RATIONALE I wrote a diary about Lenina’s thoughts in the Brave new world society. As a principal character, Lenina represents a model citizen that always follows its policies. But I think that inside herself she has desires and disagreements with it. Bernard´s behavior mentally confuses her, because he was always complaining about the governments ' ideologies and opposing to take soma.
Lenina, a character in Brave New World, helps portray the author’s message of a dystopia by being used as a hidden outsider. Lenina has many similar habbits and traits as her friend Franny, however Lenina helps highlight the unorthodox of many situations and opinions that Franny and the society think are
How unfortunate it was that the brilliant Bernard Marx of Brave New World, a man isolated by the emotions which are numb to the rest of society, is driven off the edge of sanity in an attempt to share these emotions. The tortured, misunderstood Alpha-plus man that wanted more out of life then to indulge in sexual ecstasies regulated by this “utopian” society was denied this throughout his life. At first, he was a subtle man, but then became a man that was pervaded by extreme jealousy and ego. Bernard Marx displays a vast amount of change, being introduced as the troubled character yearning for Lenina to understand him and his humanistic traits. In an attempt to make Lenina understand something other than sexual desire and pleasure, he takes
Not only is she dying, but her death is abnormal to observers because she aged developing wrinkles and gained weight. After his mother’s death, John was not able to control his emotions and erupted at the citizens of World State who do not understand his troubles. Huxley also uses pathos by siding with Lenina when she tries to seduce John and he gets furious and berates her by calling her a “strumpet.” Lenina does not understand why she was the perpetrator because her values are different from John’s. Lenina’s and John’s contrasting practices and emotions represent immoral and moral beliefs.
Charles LP. Silet affirms this by stating, “On the return to his own world, the savage in tow, Bernard continues to think antisocial thoughts, ideas which drive Lenina to break with him and to take increasing doses of intellectually and emotionally deadening drugs” (Silet 495). She fails to see past the physical aspects of men and is confused on how to understand a relationship with emotions. Huxley points out, “Unable to escape her conditioning, she fears his attraction to her” (Huxley 55). Lenina is scared of Johns perspective of her and his view is above measures she cannot comprehend.
Four months with Henry Foster, without having another man, why he would be furious if he knew” ( Aldous Huxley 37). Lenina has learned through observation that to fit in or be normal, she has to be promiscuous. Bernard Marx who, Lenina at one point goes out with believes that you should only have one partner at a time, because of this he seen as an outcast to society. Lenina recognizes that unless she is promiscuous, she will turn out like Bernard Marx, alone and disrespected.
Aldous Huxley uses Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, and John’s varying interpretations of freedom to enhance the lack of diversity in the World State society with both actions and beliefs. In Brave New World, the World State society was formed on the idea of “Community, Identity, Stability.” It was used to perpetuate ideas of freedom, and more often lack thereof. Bernard Marx struggles in Brave New World, and as a result continued perpetuating the lack of diversity in the World State. Bernard does not disapprove of the World State society, he wants to fit into it.
Andre Abi Haidar PSPA 210 INTRODUCTION It is always difficult to write about and discuss Karl Marx, or more importantly the applications of Marx’s theories, due to the fact that he inspired and gave rise to many movements and revolutionaries, not all of which follow his theories to the point. Although Marx tends to be equated with Communism, it might not seem righteous to blame him for whatever shortcomings occurred when his theories were put to the test; Marx passed away well before the revolution in Russia, and he played no role in the emergence of the totalitarian regime at the time. When discussing Marx, however, Vladimir Lenin is one of the biggest highlights when it comes to studying the outcomes of Marx’s theories.
He referred to his life before telling Lenina that “in Malpais people get married” having never heard of this before Lenina was shocked and confused (191). John also brought the ideas of mothers and fathers, this being something the society had looked down
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,
Marxism is the idea of social science that studies how economic activity affects and is shaped by social processes. Social processes are the way individuals and groups interact, adjust and reject and start relationships based on behavior which is modified through social interactions. Overall marxism analyzes how societies progress and how and society ceases to progress, or regress because of their local or regional economy , or global economy.In this case, Marxism’s theory applies to the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, where a society where mass satisfaction is the instrument utilized by places of power known as the Alphas in order to control the oppressed by keeping the Epsilons numb, at the cost of their opportunity to choose their own way of life.
He showed this to the reader through the use of Christian symbolism and Shakespearean allusions to show that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”. Both happiness and truth are such important parts of a person’s life, and neither one can just be eliminated for the greater good of the other. A utopian society is perfect in every way, shape, and form, so one can not just eliminate such a big part of any community. Ignorance of such a big part of life, such as truth, is dangerous to one's self. Huxley’s final message to the reader is in order to reach that perfect society, people must learn to solve their problems without simply sweeping them under the rug.
While, on the whole, the World State facilitates the carefree and cheery lives of its members, there is one major outlier, that being Bernard Marx, yet upon acquiring John, a savage, he envelops himself in fleeting false success. Throughout the earlier half of the novel, he merely mopes about and complains, “I’d rather be myself… Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly” (Huxley 74). He carries a clear disdain for what, he views, is the artificial joviality that all members of the World State possess. Wanting to remain “nasty”, he constantly refuses the amenities that his peers receive readily, such as the hallucinatory drug “soma”.
Brave New World, a novel written by Aldous Huxley explores an utopian future where embryos are chemically engineered to fit in a certain class and soma suppresses negative feelings providing its captor with spurts of energy. The people living in this “new world” are born into different castes such as alphas, betas, gammas, deltas, and epsilons. The alphas are the highest ranking people in the world state while the epsilons are the lowest ranking members and do all the jobs no one wants to do. This book is relevant today in the society in which we live. From relationships to technology, to economy many of the ideas and struggles in this novel have very much translated into our society today.
The Brave New World and our current society have a lot in common. Huxley predicted many things that have happened in our society without even knowing it. Many people reading this novel probably don 't realize how similar our society is with theirs, until it is pointed out to them. A few examples of things that are very similar between both are drugs, self degrading, and technology. First of all drugs in the novel, and drugs in our society are very similar.