Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Essay

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Hannah Cruz
Brave New World DIDLS
Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is about a futuristic society where people are stripped away of their individually and fixed into different social classes. Despite the constant conditioning, there are details that prove that the people in this society are still in touch with human conditions, such as curiosity, happiness and isolation.
The people do not learn more than they are taught, and are taught to not seek new information. Despite this, there are still people who can't help but wonder about what's outside of their society. John quotes a line from one of Shakespeare's plays: “O brave new world that has such people in it” (130). He is excited because he gets to finally see the World State, which is the
“brave new world” to him. This is ironic because Bernard, the one taking John to the World stake, is quite tired of the World State. John is fascinated by the idea of this different world.
Bernard, on the other hand, is bored by his own world and all it's sameness. Because of this, he even seems to be more interested in the world John is from.
People are given soma, which brainwashes them and keeps them away from strong emotions like happiness. Pope offered Linda a drink called mescal, which is like an alcoholic drink. Linda says when she thought that it was just like soma, which is a drug given to make it easier to control them. The only difference was that mescal made "[her] feel ill afterwards"
(118). Both of these drugs intoxicates people to a point where they are unaware