Brave New World Theme Statement Essay
The novel 'Brave New World' starts out with the world's states motto of stability, identity and community. One can infer from the start that these could be the books explicit themes, but once you read it through it becomes clear that the books primary focus is stability. Stability is caused by the happiness of a community as a whole, because if a community is happy then the people have no reason to riot or rebel. To control the happiness, (and in turn, stability) the people of the World State issue the people under their control to partake in the consumption of Soma. "Soma may make you loose a few years in time, but think of the enormous, immeasurable durations it can give you out of time." (p.154) Unfortunately for the controllers, drugs aren't the only things people can thrive on. Whether it is in God or another person, people need to put their faith in something in order to go on. Luckily there were historical figures before them who could help them with this dilemma, Henry Ford. Ford was the innovator of his time, introducing a new meaning to the word 'mass production' through a production line. His innovation in America's productivity proved to help unify America's communities by providing Model T automobiles at a price the modern family could afford. He was the primary choice for the 'new worlds' idol, and the citizens in society were taught to worship him. "I drink to the imminence of his coming." (p.82) Faith and happiness were achieved through chemicals and strong conditioning, but what more could Huxley give to the controller's to increase the strength of their hold on society? By ridding the new world of art and beauty, no one had the born desire and curiosity to look back into the past lives of the people before them. There was no interest in history, art, science...and books were locked away to conceal everything to everyone who wasn't born pre-determined to take on the role of a controller. Out with the...
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