Class Struggle In Brave New World

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Class struggle will always be something that will be inevitable. In Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley, there are different types of classes and if you are born to be poor, then you’ll stay there. Karl Marx was unique in his own way because he found the existence of class. Low or high class, he made it clear to everyone through particular modes of economic structure. In the article Literary and Cultural Theory written by Donald E. Hall he says “Class conflict is necessary and inevitable from a marxist standpoint, even if individuals have been taught to accept the status quo.”(Hall 77) Hall is trying to say that no matter what the situation is, if you are in a utopian society, there will always be conflict because of class struggle. Hall…show more content…
People sacrifice their bodies just to survive in this world. In Brave New World, Huxley talks about how everyone is conditioned to do exactly what they were created to do. There is no running from conditioning in a world like that. If there is someone trying to become smarter, then they begin to give them soma, a drug that is used to slow down people and used to control people, so that they won't want to try to move up. It is used with basically everyone except for the savages which are the ones that challenge the status quo. John in Brave New World says "But do you like being slaves?" (Huxley 212) He is trying to say that are they really giving in to the system and are going to take the soma so that they can fall back into social stability. John was the one that began to challenge the status quo and he wanted people to begin to question as well so that they can realize what life has to
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