Propaganda In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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“People believe in God because they've been conditioned to” (Huxley 235). Brave New World, a novel by English author Aldous Huxley, showcases a revolution in religious beliefs as part of a new civilized world known as the World State. The new World State emphasizes promiscuity and detachment of feelings in order to create a fraudulent feeling of happiness among citizens in order to increase submissiveness. Having this false sense of happiness, citizens are ignorant of the oppression they face believing to be completely free to do as they please even if they know that they have been conditioned to believe in the propaganda. Propaganda has played a major role in converting citizens from traditional religions, such as Christianity, to worshipping historical figures such as Henry Ford and Sigmund Freud. However,…show more content…
Huxley displays the change in religious beliefs through the worshipping of Henry Ford and the following Sigmund Freud’s teachings as well as John’s belief in Christianity in order to illustrate his prediction for change in religious values. Henry Ford was a mastermind of his time by completely revolutionizing industrial work with the development of the assembly line in conjunction with unskilled labor in order to create the first known instance of mass production in the world. Many people hailed Ford as one of the greatest innovators in the world and many decided to adopt his methods of production so that companies could increase production. Brave New World takes the admiration for Ford’s new processes and
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