Social Stability In Brave New World

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Is Social Stability Worth The Price? In the text Brave New World, Aldous Huxley imagines a society genetically engineered and socially conditioned to be a fully functioning society where everyone appears truly happy. This society is created with each person being assigned a social status from birth much like the caste system in modern society or the social strata applied to the everyday society. Huxley shows the issue of people sacrificing their feelings and emotional attachments for the sake of a social stability. I believe social stability isn't worth the price. They live in a world that is socially controlled, conditioned, and made to be “happy”. In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, the government holds the power in this dystopia. The government controls reproduction and the personalities in each individual. In this society, the use of books is not allowed, and each individual is programmed to not want to read them or question why books are not allowed. Huxley states, "you all remember, I suppose, and inspired saying of our Fords: History Is Bunk." (Huxley 34) The government holds the power in the society and dictates the minds of its people. The government wants society to live in the present not the past, therefore the reason they don’t…show more content…
The purpose of this "drug" is to keep its users emotionless and not feel any kind of stress. It prevents pain and any type of feeling. Sadness, shamefulness, and disappointment. This society solves their problems by taking a few tablets and taking a soma holiday, which takes away any negative emotions and any possibility of action that might lead them to thinking too much. They may only live in the present, not the past. "Six years later it was being produced commercially. The perfect drug." (Huxley 53) In this passage, Huxley is explaining the drugs and narcotics that they consume. They consider them perfect drugs because it makes them feel as if they are
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