Theme Of Ignorance In Brave New World

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The Unknown Ignorance is bliss. What you don't know can't hurt you. Not understanding the difference between what is bad or good, means that nothing really can be considered bad. But ignorance comes with a lot of complications. Ignorance is an important element in dystopian societies because an ignorant society won't question their government, ignorant people are easier for the government to manipulate, and ignorance also allows societies to be happy without knowing. To begin with, in Brave New World ignorance is key for this dystopian society. Aldous Huxley writes about a civilized world where theres an unlimited amount of knowledge."’What?’, said Helmholtz, in astonishment. ‘But we're always saying that science is everything’"(231). In Brave New World humans have discovered many areas of scientific inquiry. Scientist have learned to control life, death, happiness, and suffering. With this vast amount of knowledge humans who are on the top have a lot of control of their world. In this dystopian society, those in power support keeping the majority of the population ignorant. By not allowing people to learn, orby keeping everyone blissfully carefree with the use of drugs,in this instance soma, by supplying people with everything they want, including fake feelings of security and…show more content…
In Brave New World the society is limited to the amount knowledge they are allowed to know so they won't revolt against the government and by being ignorant they are happy. Anthem’s society is suppressed from information so everyone can remain equal and their government can manipulate its people. A dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant and bad. Ignorance is a crucial part of dystopian because not knowing blocks your opinions to differentiate what is moral and

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