Aldous Huxley was an author born July 26, 1894, in the village of Godalming, Surrey, England. Any society that tries to create uniformity of all people is attacking humanity itself. This is one of many examples that hint at the subjectivity of morality and the effects of social conditioning. The government uses it to gain total control over its citizens because they become mindless tools under the influence of the drug. It is a conditioning technique that makes death seem casual and trivial. Lenina works in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre as a vaccination worker. Having spent his life on the Reservation, he knows nothing about how the World State works.
The novel shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a dystopic society. The Western world, Huxley believed, placed too much emphasis on scientific progress at the expense of a love for beauty and art. An individual can be given everything they need but yet still live unhappy. In short, he lived through some of the most unstable times man has seen as a species. It is clear that Lenina's identity is intertwined with her sexual appeal, a stumbling block as she attempts to win John the Savage.
John was in this quote horrified at the society he was immersed in. Through these two quotes Huxley is also trying to prove to us that sameness is good because everyone is happy, this is why this book is propaganda. Other critics challenged Huxley's depictions of religion and ritual as well as his views of sexuality and drug use. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny. As a result, the imagery here displays the true power of drugs.
The reaction of society to the book ranged from acclaim to outrage. Here the twelve individuals eat strawberry ice-cream soma, praise Ford, and all diverge in an Orgy-Porgy. For example, themes like science, sex, power, freedom and confinement, drugs and alcohol, society and class, and dissatisfaction as different themes that Huxley produces in the novel. Society today has created an image of what happiness entails, and now there are many different ways to try to achieve that image. This paper will analyze the relevance of control of society versus individual freedom and happiness to our society through examining how Huxley uses character development and conflict.
There are several topics that were covered in the novel, such as human life and death, consumption of goods and services, and the use of drugs and medicine. The government used the drug soma as a way to make everyone high and agree to anything that the hierarchy wanted. People are given daily portions of a drug — soma, which helps them to get rid of the stress and negative thoughts. This same ideology is present in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Pleasure is one of the key aspects in the civilization illustrated by Aldous Huxley.
John grew up outside of the World State. Is it better to feel fake happiness than to experience the drudgeries that come with living a sober life. For the first time in history. To enumerate off this topic, people in our society rely on their cell phones for just about everything. The emotions of everyday life are a natural part of us.
The repetition of this phrase allusion shows how John changes throughout the novel. One symbol is the bottle, if taken in a way that we see these bottles today, this could be an extreme designer baby technique. Also Huxley implies that sameness is desired rather then being unique and different. This results in their inability to find the happiness known to the Savage and the rest of the pre-Ford world which lives in the Reservation. Both characters also have gallant hearts beneath what others see as a grotesque exterior.
In this case him and Bernard are opposites, but they both share a hatred of the World State. In addition, the higher level castes work at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. No one cared that Linda had died and that she was never going to sing John songs or speak to him ever again, the simile was meant to show that both children and adults waited for death with utter indifference. Therefore, a way to continue the production of technological findings is by bringing up humans from day one to accept their unhappiness as normal. It is he, however, who is viewed as the savage. To begin with hypnoaedic lessons, young children are taught the values of society while sleeping.