A Brave New World Quote Analysis

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Less Knowledge, More Ease The novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, tells the story of a futuristic society, whose principles can be related to current society and human nature. In the Brave New World society, conflict is avoided at all costs. The citizens are conditioned to follow a series of maxims, and they live contently under the control of world leader, Mustapha Mond. These maxims are in place to maintain order, stability, and pleasure. Although this sounds ideal, many qualities of life such as love and struggle are sacrificed in order to maintain harmony. Since the citizens are so restricted from growth and development, their incompetence ironically allows them to live in bliss. In a world without struggle, and in depth knowledge, the citizens of BNW are satisfied. Brave New World emphasizes the human condition´s gravitation towards ease and stability which only leads to infantile citizens ironically living in a sustainable society.…show more content…
In the futuristic society of BNW, instead of facing conflict, citizens take tablets of soma, a relieving drug. Unlike modern day drugs, soma relieves people of their troubles without negative side effects. This concept symbolizes human nature's desire for peace, and serenity. It is exaggerated in BNW to prove this point, and accurately represents the society as a whole. Linda got her soma. Thenceforward she remained in her little room... in bed, with the radio and television always on, and the patchouli tap just dripping, and the soma tablets within reach of her hand—there she remained; and yet wasn't there at all, was all the time away, infinitely far away...on holiday in some other world, where the music of the radio was a labyrinth of sonorous colours, a sliding, palpitating labyrinth, that led (by what beautifully inevitable windings) to a bright centre of absolute conviction...incomparably more, and without end.

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