The response one had on this story, Brave New World, was a disappointing one. I was disappointed not because it was a cheap story, but because it showed me that even if we achieve paradise, there will be something bad in that society. One can only guess things have to be equally balanced; therefore, the results of a perfect community can be intentionally bad as well as good. In this story, people are in a paradise , but in order to achieve this paradise, they have to give up their personal emotions, family, and their right to be independent. These examples will show that the costs of achieving paradise in this situation come in many forms.
One of the things lost in order to obtain this paradise, is to give up their right to experience personal emotions. Emotion such as to the right to love another, to grieve over someone’s death are examples of the feeling, that were sacrificed for this paradise. An example of this is when the khaki twins were laughing at the savage when Linda died, pg. 212 ‘ They met his eyes and simultaneously grinned. One of them pointed with his ecair butt. “Is she dead?”, he asked.’. This example shows that the khaki twins were unable to generate the feeling of grieve in order to obtain utopia.
Another that was lost was the sense of family. In the novel, to be consider as all in one family, was considered to easily bring a better community to the city. Pg. 226, ‘ they’ve got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they’re so conditioned that they practically can’t help behaving as they ought to behave.’. Without the differences that a family generates, such as culture and family traditions, the world would seem as the same. This example shows that the novel, Brave New World , the family was purposely lost in order to attain paradise.
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Since the family is lost and their world seems the same, the citizens of that utopia lost their sense of independence or individuality. An example of this is how the classes of society are divided up. They are divided since birth, the amount of the oxygen they get determines what social class they end up in; and when they are matured , the lower class citizens usually have the crappy jobs, while the higher class citizens have the more respected jobs. Pg. 226, ‘ All the same’, this quote shows how Savage recognized that their was no sense of individuality in the city; therefore, it made it miserable to live in. This example shows how the sense of individuality is lost to achieve nirvana.
In conclusion, their many things that were lost in order to achieve paradise; therefore, I would rather not live in a “paradise” like this one. Simple things such as a emotional feeling, family, or to be independent, are not heard among it’s citizens. Also, it proves that things must be equally balanced, in this case as much as it was good, it was bad.