Rebellion Vs. Conformity In Brave New World

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I believe the three most important events of Brave New World that were essential to the development of the theme of Rebellion vs. Conformity were when John throws the soma out the window, when Linda is introduced, and when Mustafa Mond reveals that he wanted happiness and peace rather than science. Firstly, when John throws the soma out the window. “”Ill teach you; I’ll make you be free whether you want to or not.” And pushing open a window that looked on to the inner court of the Hospital, he began to throw the little pill-boxes of soma tablets in handfuls out into the area” (Huxley 213) John tells everyone that soma is poison because he realizes it himself. He tries to convince everyone that they should be free rather relying on soma, but doesn’t get a response. John…show more content…
She uses mescal as her escape while on the reservation because it is soma that is used in the world state. This is because she cannot handle her unpleasant situations and wants to find an escape. Also, she was taught to throw away clothes that had holes in them, not mend them. Since she was conditioned by the world state, she is not able to conform to the ways of the reservation but rather conforms to the ways of the world state. Thirdly, Mustafa Mond conforms even though he knows better. Because he decides that having peace and happiness is more worth is than having science and knowledge. “Because, finally, I preferred this, “ the Controller answered.” I was given the choice; to be sent to an island, where I could have got on with my pure science, or to be taken on to the Controllers’ Council with the prospect of succeeding in due course to an actual Controllership. I chose this and let the science go.” (Huxley 227) Mustafa had a choice to rebel against the world state and had the option of moving to an island but chose it was better for him to conform and be a part of the world

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