Human Nature In Brave New World

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What does it mean “to be human”? In the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley people are taught to believe that marriage and family are not normal. Additionally they are designed to have sex without an emotional attachment or commitment is common. The continuous state of imprisonment and stripping people’s freedom is a familiar theme throughout Brave New World. Any form of creativity is banned from the citizens to withstand stability. In today’s society we as humans value family, emotion, independence, and creativity. There qualities are especially important in human life. The World’s State motto in Brave New World is community, identity, and stability none of which involves family nor emotion. Family is an important aspect in human life.…show more content…
Bernard Marx, a character from Brave New World, states that freedom is restricted in the new world. “I’d rather be myself. Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.” (Huxley 89) Bernard strives to be an individual aside from the majority of the population. Society in the new world has forbidden art, religion and science. John the Savage is very well educated in Shakespeare’s literature and believes that it is better than society’s entertainment. Mustapha Mond responds to John’s protest saying, “You’ve got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We’ve sacrificed the high art.” (Huxley 220) People in society value art highly and it is a sacrifice to give up. Also John the Savage argues how it is natural and apart of our human nature to believe in something greater such as God. Mustapha Mond states, “They say that it is the fear of death and of what comes after death that makes men turn to religion as they advance in years. But my own experience has given me the conviction that, quite apart from any such terrors or imaginings, the religious sentiment tends to develop as we grow older; to develop because, as the passions grow calm, as the fancy and sensibilities are less excited and less excitable, our reason becomes less troubled in its working, less obscured by the images, desires and distractions, in which it used to be absorbed; whereupon God emerges as from behind a cloud; our
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