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Society In Brave New World Essay

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Why Our Society is Closer to the World State In the novel Brave New world, Aldous Huxley introduces the world to a dystopian future where people are willingly controlled by the government. Brave New World implies that by giving the people easy access to carnal pleasures e.g sex, and drugs the populace becomes complacent and they will do whatever is asked of them giving into the fear that the things that make them feel good will be taken away. Our society in 2017 is closer to the world state in Brave New World because of the mindless ‘feel good’ media that is present, tendency for casual sex and the increased use of recreational drugs. People in the world state are fully conditioned to not feel emotions such as anger, sadness, or loneliness, only to be euphoric and happy. The world state furthers this through use of entertainment such as the feelies which dehumanizes the act of sex, takes any emotional pleasure away from it. the populace of the world state has scent organs, and feelies, relatively empty distractions that just make a person feel good, feel sexual. “...We have the feelies and the scent organ[.] ‘but they don’t mean anything.’ ‘they mean a lot of agreeable sensations to the audience’”( Huxley 194). Entertainment in Brave New World is mindless,…show more content…
‘Oh, she’s a splendid girl. Wonderfully pneumatic. I’m surprised you haven’t had her.’ ‘I can’t think how it is I haven’t,’ said the Assistant Predestinator. ‘I certainly will. At the first opportunity’”(Huxley 37). This shows that the theme of casual sex in brave new world is very prevalent. Our society in 2017 is coming closer to this sort of reality, women today are becoming more promiscuous, and girls as low as the age of fourteen are attempting to make themselves look more sexually attractive due to the influence of television and social media. The only difference is that the practice of exploring sexuality is generally discouraged until you’re
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