Compare Society W/ Brave New W Essay, Research Paper
What society should learn from the book, Brave New World is that discrimination is
experienced by just about everyone in one form or another. That life could be much
better for everyone if we could look past differences and work together to achieve a
society in which everyone is content. In the Brave New World there is a vision of Utopia
among the people. They are conditioned to be happy and content in their positions in
society. Jealousy, racism and sexism are not issues.
Today s society is full of hatred, racism, sexism and classism. People judge
others based on appearance or social class. If we could somehow focus on the goal of
happiness and help and use others to obtain this perhaps reachable goal. Happiness has
been and always will be a controversial goal. True happiness as far as I see it is
unobtainable. No matter what advances we make, there is always cravings for more. We
see this in the book with Bernard who received praise from just about everyone in society
for discovering and bringing back the savage. His new found lifestyle goes straight to his
head and he begins to converse with high society controllers and directors, which he
never could before. He dives head first into the lifestyle which he used to dispise.
Having different girls every other night, using them like meat , which he criticized the
other men of doing to Lenina. Eventually it all caught up to him and he fell d0own hard.
In the book they were able to achieve a society, well on paper, where everyone
was content. Due to there conditioning, they had no worries. The lower caste society
knew of no better life. They were happy and the higher caste societies were happy
because they were more educated and well respected by the lower classes. If ever they
became depressed or angry or just bored, there was Soma, the perfect drug.
All of this was achieved because after a major war called A Years War , people
were willing to cooperate with anything just to get a sane and peaceful life back. They
put aside discrimination and hate and worked together to obtain a society in which
everyone had the opportunity to be happy, no matter your ethnic background or social
To an outsider like John, the Brave New World is disturbing. They are not
accustomed to the way of life. Therefore they do not understand what it is like to be a
part of the community. The people in the Brave New World are conditioned to perform a
certain job. This keeps society running smoothly like a well oiled machine. The people
are happy and are working together to keep that happiness.
Although today s society has no perfect drug or a specific job for each individual.
It has opportunities to be comfortable and happy if you find the right environment. If
people took from this book, the sense that by helping others your helping yourself, than
society could become a place where hatred, racism and sexism don t play a big role in