Huxley Brave New World Marxist Analysis

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Ortega 1Crisnoel Ortega ERWC-B Period 3 Ms. Matlen May 7 2015 The struggle is real In his text Brave New World Aldous Huxley imagines a society genetically engineered and socially conditioned to be a fully functioning society where everyone appears to be truly happy. This society is created by each person being assigned a social status from both, much like the caste system in modern society or the social strata applied to everyday society. Huxley shows the issues of class struggle from the Marxist perspective when he writes, “Bokanovky’s process is one of the major instruments of social stability”(Director 7). The director demonstrates that the Bokanovky’s process is a way to control and manage the population much easier. The…show more content…
This process is used to balance the classes in the community to have a Utopian society. Donald Hall in his text Literacy and Cultural Theory writes of Marxism that, “The traditional social structure of classes, within and around texts, is built on the oppression of workers”(Hall 77). Hall explains how aristocracy and bourgeoisie control proletariats in society. Both upper and middle classes take charge of the society because they are more educated and have tons resources than the working class which are the proletariat. Marxism theory of controlling the masses connects to Brave New World when Huxley writes, “They’ll grow up with Ortega 2what the psychologists used to call an instinctive hatred of books and flowers. Reflexes unalterably conditioned”(Director 22). The director has conditioned the babies since birth to hate books and flowers. They’re trying not to let them see the most beautiful and meaningful in life. This conditioning caused the babies to feel nothing when they grow up and no attitude or emotions will interrupt their everyday life for them to achieve what they are predestined. Huxley explains that individuals…show more content…
These are the five classes of the system; Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons. Alphas are people that have the power to control and make a decision for society to be at its best. Then the working class is the Epsilons that Alphas and Betas cannot live without them because they cannot imagine being Epsilons working. The last three classes are among the higher and working class. Beside this system, each individual has no freedom in the society because they have to follow all the regulation and that they are trained to be in the class they belong to. They cannot do anything to change their predestined. Working class is treated unjustly in society because other classes that are higher than them makes more money out of their work. This issue is discussed on the website it composes that, “The proletarians are paid money for their labour. The bourgeoisie then uses the proletarian labour to produce goods that are sold for more money than the wage of the proletarian”( It reveals that lower class will stay as working class because higher and middle classes are doing all the things that they can to maintain their position. They are oppressed to proletarians because they are treated unfairly in power and that they are compliant. They do whatever the higher class says to them as long as it makes them

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