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Mond and John's experiences of religion oddly complement one another. In Brave New World, Huxley critiques modern governmental institutions whose power has slowly crept into the lives of ordinary people. Some of these scientific projects may be many years away from fruition.
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Something in her yearns for attachment to one man alone, but she cannot conquer her conditioning and see her way clearly to that desire, or articulate its object. By farming food naturally, the government gives more work for the lower caste people to do and thus keeps them occupied and happy. Its notions of manliness, of courage, of nobility, of striving, of suffering, of piety, all bear his imprint. You must make your choice. Marooned with the Indians on the reservation, she discovers she is pregnant, and, far from an Abortion Centre, she suffers the shame of giving birth to the baby who grows up to be John. Humans have conquered almost all areas of scientific inquiry; they control life, death, aging, pleasure, and pain. The cost of such actions is that human beings cannot truly experience the emotions of love.
The choice of freedom as it is defined by Mond is not a real victory, and John is still not a true hero. The Limits of Science While society has mainly banned art and religion rather than science, Mustapha Mond also claims that too much scientific progress can also reduce the ultimate happiness of each individual.
As the World State has banished Shakespeare and every other call to the higher manifestations of eros, so Socrates banishes Homer. What ensues is a kind of Platonic dialogue between John and Mond, the poet and the philosopher-king.
In Huxley's society, this particular good is happiness, and government, industry, and all other social apparatuses exist in order to maximize the happiness of all members of society.
Lenina insists that everyone has a great deal of freedom - the freedom "to have the most wonderful time.
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She copes with her confusion, and with the anguish of his rejection of her, by doping up on soma, but still she is drawn to John at the very end. Franck is director of the William E. However, the satirical tone of the chapter makes it clear that this technology-based society is not a utopia, but the exact opposite. Consumption becomes so important to the society that all of a person's energy and reason is put into activities of work and play that consume goods that in turn keep the economy running. As Mond recognizes the persuasive power of the books he keeps hidden, so Socrates recognizes how dangerous his adversary is, in terms that belie his earlier argument: When even the best of us hear Homer or any other of the tragic poets imitating one of the heroes in mourning and making quite an extended speech with lamentation, or, if you like, singing and beating his breast, you know that we enjoy it and that we give ourselves over to following the imitation; suffering along with the hero in all seriousness, we praise as a good poet the man who most puts us in this state. According to Mond's view, people turn to religion only when age and discomfort impel them to look beyond the physical world. Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon undergo the Bokanovsky Process, which involves shocking an egg so that it divides to form up to ninety-six identical embryos, which then develop into ninety-six identical human beings. But they would not need to be suppressed. It was the sort of idea that might easily de-condition the more unsettled minds among the higher castes — make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing, instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere; that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being, but some intensification and refining of consciousness, some enlargement of knowledge. Perhaps they would gradually disappear over the centuries, discarded freely for the same reasons.
They are free men, or almost so, struggling to be so. He has become a loner, a lover of solitude — something quite against the grain. And they are persuasive because they contain much that is true.
Oxygen deprivation and alcohol treatment ensure the lower intelligence and smaller size of members of the three lower castes.
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He wants an idealized Lenina but finds that the real Lenina leaves him empty when he has her. He argues that humanity must also know how to be unhappy in order to create and appreciate beauty. With his erotic, poetic nature, Glaucon will be a hard sell for the complete exile of Homer and company. In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth gains small pieces of knowledge of present and future events that leads him to seek more power and control over his kingdom. Mond himself tacitly recognizes the power of these old books: he has pored over many of them, has committed passages of Shakespeare to memory, and can turn to favorite pages of, say, Cardinal Newman in a moment. By farming food naturally, the government gives more work for the lower caste people to do and thus keeps them occupied and happy. You must make your choice. However, Huxley also suggests that the freedom of these impulses undermines humanity's creativity. This is a judgment that would not have surprised its author. He sees a beautiful display of nature's power; she sees a horribly frightening scene that she wants to avoid.
John the Savage rebels against this notion of utilitarian happiness. John, the Savage, has made his case for freedom, and Mond for the stability and comfort of the brave new world.
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