Conditioning In Brave New World Essay

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The conditioning used in Brave New World stated by the director is used to make people like their social destiny. People are made in laboratories using the Bokanovsky’s process which is “one egg, one embryo, one adult… [the] egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult” (p. 3-4). The directors of hatchery began conditioning immediately they “decant [their] babies as socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons”(p. 10), giving less oxygen to Epsilon embryos so that they begin their life in that sort of environment and will enjoy it later on in their life, “the lower the caste, the shorter the oxygen (p.11). Heat…show more content…
Once the embryos reach a certain point they are given vaccines to eliminate “the future man’s diseases” (p.13) letting everyone live with the same quality of life and preventing diseases that come with age. Conditioning is specialized to every caste, everyone is happy with their own caste because it is all they know for example the Alpha-plus receive intellectual conditioning but Epsilons don’t and believe Alphas have too much responsibility while the Alphas are proud to be at the top, these opinions are engraved using Hypnopaedia, which is a voice recording used while the children sleep. Once the embryos are formed into infants they go through Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning, where flowers and books are offered to the babies but alarm bells, sirens and mild electric shocks make ‘the infants shrank away with horror”(p.17), this will give them an instinct to not enjoy books or flower which helps their society because “ a love of nature keeps no factories busy”(p.18). I believe that the absence of raw emotion is a sacrifice in BNW, even though everyone is constantly happy it is only because of ‘soma’ they do not experience the love a significant other or family can provide and because of all their conditioning their morals are very different than the ones in our

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