Nothing Is Perfect
Have you ever wished things would be just perfect? I, for certain, know I have. Yet, if you really stop to think about it, perfection isn't attainable because we always want something bigger and better as human nature. In the novel,Brave New World , by Aldous Huxley, there is strongly influential Utopia existing. Even in a controlled society such as the one represented in this book, the people still revolt against the government. There are people in this book who change things, like Bernard or John the Savage, and there are people who help keep this society running smoothly, like Lenina or Tomakin. I've focused mainly on these four characters because they seem to be the most influential in the story.
Ordinarily, Bernard would have been the perfect conformist, with the desire to fit in that would drive him to do anything. Yet he is one of the revolutionaries, he knows what is right and wrong and has some trouble throughout the book deciding which is the right way to go. Most times, he chooses the path to popularity and social acceptance, but in the cases that he does use his gut influence, he makes profound observations. He mockingly quotes the sleep-teachings by saying "Yes, and civilization is sterilization."(Ch.7, Pg.110) This shows that he knows the directors are full of lies and creative stories to keep society in line. In a way, this pushes the obliteration of the Utopia closer because he is recognizing the dilemma, which is always the first step in solving a problem. Bernard mainly doesn't fit in because he looks a little different, but in the long run its his devious personality that looses him friends. John the Savage is a very prominent character, his thoughts and ideas push forward the obliteration of the Utopia at an alarming rate and his past holds secrets that could possibly destroy the whole Utopian society. He doesn't agree with the standards and customs of the society. In fact, when Lenina tries to become...
Cited: Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.
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