Social Stability In Brave New World

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In the Brave New World, a book written by Aldous Huxley,, he writes about a utopian future where humans are genetically created and pharmaceutically anthesized. Huxley introduces three ideals which become the world's state motto. The motto that is driven into their dystopian society is “Community, Identity and Stability.” These are qualities that are set to structure the Brave New World. Yet, happen to contradict themselves throughout the story. Some of the characteristics of the Brave New World include citizens being conditioned to their social groups, they are conditioned to fear the outside world, are deprived of human qualities, are under constant surveillance and in this case, the figurehead worshiped in the Brave New World is Henry Ford.…show more content…
Identity is one thing that no one can experience, which comes to the conclusion that no individual has an identity. The community lacks individuality which there is no social stability without individual stability in the Brave New World.
Community, being one of the 3 ideals in the Brave New World is shown through their placement within their social groups, Ford’s day celebrations, community sings and solidarity services. Although great lengths are taken to create a community in this dystopian society there still lacks the actual sense of a community, their emotions are limited, they are taught to fear as others and have the same likes and dislikes. In this society, their social groups
In the novel, an individual's identity is known as a fundamental of society. Yet it seems people don’t have their own identity. Their life is predestined in the hatchery and through their conditioning. People in the Brave New World, are conditioned for what is needed of them in society, they have no choice or individuality. For example if somebody was needed in
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These three ideals are pounded into the brains of the citizens and they are conditioned so hard to believe in the world state motto. This happens because if one of these ideals fails in their society then there is a potential for the world leaders to be overthrown. Everything in society is done for those in power to stay in power, and for the community to in a sense be idle. The society teaches a sense of community, but it’s a judgemental community where everybody is to be social and go to the same solidarity functions and do the same things or they become an outcast. It is not like a normal community were you socialize with who you please, and participate in functions unique to you. It is also preached that there is stability in society, but with every positive comes a negative. To keep stability in society people are given soma. They have also been robbed of many freedoms that could infringe on societal stability. Citizens are unable to read books about love and revolutions, and they can not be in long term relationships, or become mothers and fathers. Lastly the people are robbed of their identity. They have no identity whatsoever. They are unable to choose their own paths. LIterally their whole life is predetermined, and then they are conditioned to have opinions similar to others in their caste. It is a lot easier to be appreciative of our world after
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