Prof. James Taylor
April 2nd 2013
Brave New World’s Essay
Theme of “happiness”
The theme of happiness in the book called Brave New World is controversial since people can think that they are happy while they are not at all. Brave New World is maybe the best example to define the word “happiness”. Through the story, the author wants to show us that this society is well-balanced, where the citizens are living with a positive level of life. In reality, if the reader goes until the end of the story, he will realize that this is not the right way to live. Another book agrees this same idea called 1984 by Georges Orwell where the people is divided into categories to work for “Big Brother” who does not exist physically but who is the figure of the party, which controls the country of England. As a matter of fact, it is the complete opposite story where in 1984 the people is persecuted by the party and has to work very hard and has bad conditions of living. While, in Brave New World the citizens seem to be happy and enjoying their lives and working together in order to create an even better world for tomorrow. However, is the factors, which build both societies and completely different ones, would give the same result at the end of each story?
The first theme that comes up when talking about happiness is truth. Truth is one of the most important factors to build a society in order to make it work and sustainable. In the book of Brave New World every citizens appear to be happy with their lives and what they can have in their society. They can do almost whatever they want compared to 1984 since they have this notion of “liberty” that in the book of Georges Orwell the citizens cannot reach. In Brave New World, people can drug themselves by taking soma, which is a drug procuring hallucinations and a certain pleasure that makes people more happy when they take it. Then, they can have sex as much as they want without having children,...