Reading Notes Essay

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g n Quotations | Analysis | “Solved by standard Gammas, unvarying Deltas, uniform Epsilons. Millions of identical twins. The principle of mass production at last applied to biology.” (5) | The society of Brave New World is based on the production of individuals at a large scale. Henry Ford is the creator of the assembly line, also known as mass production. Before the Nine Years War this was used to manufacture the same goods at a larger quantity with less cost. However, now they use to create identical individuals in a shorter amount of time. This process is known as the Bokanovsky’s process which would later on allow Henry Ford to be considered “God” for this new society. By using words such as: “standard, unvarying, uniform” reinforce the extermination of individualism for a new sense of community. | “We also predestine and condition. We decant our babies as socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewage works or future…’ He was going to say future World Controllers, but correcting himself, said ‘future Directors of Hatcheries’ instead” (10) | This society is has a much defined caste system, where individuals belong to a certain group which allows them to do only certain activities. Epsilons, Deltas and Gammas are the lower caste, like the director mentioned; they are conditioned and destined to participate in jobs that require minimal intelligence. Allowing Alphas and Betas to not rule over them. There isn’t free will to decide what you want to learn or work, they are destined to a job for the rest of their lives and they are “conditioned to like what they have to do”. By annihilating the sense of equality within their society, Alphas are able rise to the power and control the lives of others. Only Alpha’s are qualified to have a powerful role within their form of government. They are the smartest, strongest and best conditioned beings. | “Till at last the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind. And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too- all his life long. The mind that judges and desires and decided – made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions.” (23) | By conditioning individuals this society maintains control over them. The placement of certain ideas and believes eliminates the risk of a revolution towards the government. Humans aren’t taught to think on their own because knowledge is the key to power and if they were to think and questions the decisions made by their superiors then the sense of stability that they have worked so hard for would disappear within minutes. All these beings know since they are born until they die is what their government wants them to know. Hypnopaedia has made this possible, the constant repetition of an ideal hundreds of times for a certain amount of time until it becomes hardwire in others minds. | “How bitterly he envied men like Henry Foster and Benito Hoover! …Men who never had to shout at an Epsilon to get an order obeyed; men who took their position for granted; men who moved through the caste system as a fish through the water…” (56) | Bernard Marx always stood out from the rest of the Alpha’s not only for his inferior psyche but mostly for his different manners and thoughts. In this society people’s qualities depended on the caste type they belonged too. Alphas were always the strongest and smartest individuals, and although Bernard belonged to this category he never met the requirements. He was considerably smaller than most Alphas and his thoughts were too controversial for his time. He was a unique individual which was something the state did not approve of. He feels deep pain and anger when he compares himself to other Alpha male as he felt that not even the lower caste respected him. Allowing himself to feel negatively is probably the most defining factor for his difference. Unlike others he refuses to hide his feelings by taking soma. Not being drugged with…