is superficially a perfect world. At first inspection, it seems perfect in many
ways: it is carefree, problem free and depression free. All aspects of the
all carefully regulated. Even history is controlled and rewritten to meet the
needs of the party. Stability must be maintained at all costs.
the wonder drug Soma is prescribed to remedy the problem. A colleague, noticing
your depression, would chime in with the chant, “one cubic centimetre of soma
cures ten gloomy.” This slogan is taught to everyone, from the youngest to the
of unhappiness, Soma is prescribed. Emotions of all types are strictly
controlled to provide stability and predictability within the population.
young. Consequently, from birth, everyone in Brave New World is slotted to
belong to a specific social and intellectual strata. In conjunction with this
idea, all births are completely planned and monitored. There are different
social order was divided into the most highly educated, the Alpha+, and then in
descending intelligence, the following divisions: Alpha, Beta, Beta -, Gamma,
lowest intelligence who are necessary to perform society’s most menial jobs.
Another of the problems with the society which Huxley depicts is that
messages and artificial stimuli to respond the same way. Although all people are
meant to respond identically without thinking, a few are made ‘imperfectly’ and,
as a result, do have personalities. These people violate the principles of
technology and artificial personalities and consequently have to be sent away so
as not to “contaminate” others. To maintain order in Brave New World, the
most famous quotation from Brave New World, “All history is bunk.” The ability
to rewrite or “edit” history is not so far distant from our current
electronic bulletin board subscribers. Being able to distinguish the true from
the false is becoming increasingly difficult. Brave New World focuses constantly
individuality. In this novel the reader is keenly aware of the dangers that
technological advances, but if they are required to forfeit individual
personalities or interpretations about life, Huxley makes us see that life will
to the members of the society themselves. The characters in Brave New World
participate willingly in their manipulation by the government. They happily
is imposed on them by the government.