Brave New World

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“Brave New World” opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels rank: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon. There are no parents, and babies are conditions from birth to learn certain behaviors. All diseases have been eliminated, and when people are feeling down, they just take soma, a wonder drug, much like modern day Prozac. Also, people are conditioned from birth not to love one person, so there is no marriage and most people have many lovers. If one were to not be promiscuous, they would be considered an outcast. Children in the World State are conditioned and taught to play erotic games, so that they have no fear of sexual encounters. The United State Continue...

Instead, it utilizes the human tendency to absorb and accept the traditions of the society for conditioning, allows social mobility to distribute people to their proper places in society, and vies a wide choice of amusements to occupy the time and spare the people unnecessary and painful thought on their conditioning. In all societies there are certain individuals especially skilled at dealing with these beings and powers that assist other members of society in their ritual activities. Religion has also been "done for in the World State. Some of the essentials of today's happiness include a car, a TV, a stereo, etc. s does not use the fetal alcohol syndrome, bokanovskification, or hypnopedia to manipulate its population. Ford and the symbol T have replaced God and the cross. Instead of Sunday church, members now attend solidarity services where morals and tradition are not learned, but rather faith is taught in the belief of hallucinations produced by soma. Mustapha Mond controls the thoughts, emotions, and happiness of the people under his rule. "Brave New World has its own religions interpreter in the seven world controllers. "Brave New World deals with stress by the elimination of problems through the use of soma. Yet religion can still be found in today's society because of man's continuing need for answers to questions that cannot be solved by technology or science. "Punks, jocks, preps, skaters, freaks, gothic, etc; those are all castes that we use to rank others and ourselves. The people we are surrounded by condition us to think differently and dislike others. We are astonished at the conditioning that takes place in the "brave new world, but in actuality, we are conditioned much the same.