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Marxism In Brave New World Essay

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“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently” (Andersen). Spoken by Henry Ford, the creation of the Model T gives Brave New World its sense of century placement. In Aldous Huxley’s work, a new society where Ford is referred to as a god, history and relationships do not exist and suffering is unknown due to a mainstreamed drug created due to failure of the Before Ford society. This advanced dictatorship proves technologically savvy, as people are created through a scientific process, leading to thousands of identical people. Bernard Marx and John the Savage are fortunately questioning the way this world works, and ending in suicide demonstrates the citizens reciprocal effect on government institutions. In Brave…show more content…
It wastes, exhausts, and murders itself” (“Quotes”). The people of London society, controlled under a dictator, know nothing of democracy and neither do they care. This suppression of the freedom of thought aligns with Marxist principles, founded on socialism and is historically anti-capitalist. Capitalism, a social system based on individual rights where all property is privately owned, is the exact opposite of the government structure in Brave New World (“Capitalism Tour”). Mustpha Mond relates capitalist sentiments to his own agenda as, “Liberty to be inefficient and miserable. Freedom to be a round peg in a square hole” (Huxley 46). Posing the question as to why anyone would ever want to be inefficient and miserable, John argues that those feelings are foundational and precisely what freedom is. Due to the effective brainwashing of the people, the capitalist system is not necessary. With no free thinkers, no one questions the government—exactly what the leaders need to stay in power. There is no private property, no checks and balances, and certainly no democratic process, making it easy to continue producing a population of mind controlled idiots. With complete government control and blissful ignorance to the world around them, the people know of nothing other than the feeling of personal
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