"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

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Importance of Community Stability Identity in Brave New WorldA Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a great example of a dystopia as he creates the “perfect world” where everyone is happy in their own place in society. Huxley tries to create an ideal society by imposing the Community Stability Identity. This seemingly intelligent invention had many elaborate steps to ensure stability. This process included genetic engineering, known as the Bokanovsky Process, that morphs artificially inseminated zygotes to fit the structured society know as the World State. This “perfect world” is ideal for some, however, not for all as the trials and sufferings of many citizens of the World State are seen throughout the entire book.

One of the most enforced concepts of the community would be the suppression of all forms of literature, art and science. From the start of the citizen’s genetic engineering, they are conditioned to not want anything to do with art, books and nature.

This is done by one of the stages in the Bokanovsky Process. In this process babies are shocked by sensors in the floor in order to hinder the children from taking any interest in exploring any of these fine arts that make up our own society today. The suppression of the fine arts is symbolized mainly by Helmholtz Watson. Helmholtz is a professor at the college in the World State. Helmholtz’s struggles with suppressing his urges are seen when he produces the simplest rhyme written about being alone. “What an outcry there was! The Principal had me up and threatened to hand me the immediate sack. I’m a marked man” (184). The stern actions taken by the Principal shows the seriousness taken when dealing with the simple signs of emotion through the fine arts.

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