Brave New World Persuasive Essay

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Writing Task #2: Is social stability worth the price? (500-750) Thesis: The value of losing feelings and emotional connections are not worth the price for a completely stable society. Intro: Emotions are what make us humans unique. We make our daily decisions based on emotions which triggers our brain to make us feel happy, sad, frustrated, and even more. Emotions are such personal feelings that ultimately decides what activities we do, or excel towards our dream. In the novel Brave New World, no such emotions exists in their lives. According to Mustapha, control and stability are achieved in replacement of emotions. The government, also known as the world state, states that negative emotions are dangerous and those who may be a potential…show more content…
Entertainment is created by the World State government in order to blind the emotional instability and emptiness in their feelings. According to Henry, “there’s one thing we can be certain of; whoever he may have been, he was happy when he was alive. Everybody’s happy now.” (51). The world state does its best to eliminate emotions by creating soma, a drug used to calm people and make them forget about stress. With this useful tool, people are free from stress and guaranteed happiness, which is what builds up the world Mond created. At such high cost, the people are able to live a “stable” life by sacrificing their emotions. In addition to, Mond has stated that, “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability” (151). He explains the significance of maintaining a society free from negative emotions and painful occurrence. Without each and every individual being at a stable condition, Mond claims that there is “No civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability” (31). Therefore, when the Savage spoke out to the Bokanovsky's about how they are being manipulated and enslaved by the usage of soma. At the world state, the Savage is deemed as a threat as Mond states that “We don’t want to change. Every change is a menace to stability”

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