Theme Of Confinement In Brave New World

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When confinement occurs in the mind, freedom becomes something one strives for in a mental state along with physical. “Yes, ‘Everybody’s happy nowadays.’ We begin giving the children that at five. But wouldn’t you like to be free to be happy in some other way, Lenina? In your own way, for example; not in everybody else’s way." (91). In Brave New World, the citizens are in a mental imprisonment but most do not see the problems that are occuring. Bernard points out that people should have the freedom to choice whether or not they want to be happy. On the other hand, Lenina believes everyone is free because they are told they are free thus happy. The citizens blindly follow what the State tells them is the truth which allows the State to corrupt and control their citizens. The act of being happy all time is a prison. When someone is described as being human, they are said to have the right to emotions like sorrow and anger. In the Brave New World society, everyone is always full of joy due to drugs. The government is controlling the way people feel thus creating a mental prison for their citizens. Brave New World is about a futuristic world where the government is incontrol and 1984 is also…show more content…
It begins in the first chapter with the repetition of “straight from the horse’s mouth,” and Foster’s statement of how “any cow” could hatch embryos. Then when John is at the hospital and he sees the Delta children staring at Linda with what he describes as, “the stupid curiosity of animals.” (). Huxley is showing how this society is treating their citizens almost like they are animals rather than humans. John seems to be appalled by the new world and the creatures that inhabit it. The point that he is missing is how animals are actually very tame and can be easily controlled. The way animals are portrayed in Brave New World helps to show how the people are treated like they are the State’s pets rather than their free
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