Utopian Society In Brave New World

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Aldous Huxley’s, “Brave New World”, explores a utopian society in which individuality is stripped from human beings. Everyone is conditioned to perform a job and everyone belongs to each other. The result is a dark world from the human perspective in which happiness doesn’t seem all to happy. Huxley introduces the savage, John, into the story to provide this perspective. Taken from the society he grew up in, he is thrown into this strange utopian world. The stark contrast between each society is alarming to John and ultimately causes him great turmoil. Thus, John’s exile and sudden change of scenery leads him to discover his own personal values and his desires in life. However, his failure shows readers the faults and fear of a utopian future…show more content…
The death of his mother troubles him and he almost kills children being conditioned. Everything about the Brave New World is disgusting to him. This exile from his true identity shows him the person he wants to be. The troubles and difficulties of life enrich him. He attempts to live on his own, however; he still becomes a museum piece. John is saddened by the moral deprivation the citizens suffer. Their numbness to the beauty of creativity is astonishing to him. He says “Exposing what is mortal and unsure to all that fortune, death and danger dare, even for an eggshell. Isn’t there something in that?” (Huxley, 239). The tone becomes darker and darker to which the reader feels there is a breaking point. John ends up killing himself after he kills Lenina in a rage of frustration. His failure to find a place shows the reader the faults in utopia. Huxley uses John as a metaphor for the human spirit. John’s exile and failure prove creativity and uniqueness can’t survive on their own. Thus, the warning Huxley wishes to convey is revealed to the reader; Uniqueness and individuality are positive characteristics. The suffering of life serves to teach us lessons and make it real. With a perfect world, the human being is
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