Brave New World


Compare/contrast BNW to a Utopian society.

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Brave New World actually depicts as Utopian society in which happiness is bought with a drug; Soma. Unlike most societies, the World State is Brave New World isn't broken down into class levels ordained by financial status. Its society is based upon intelligence, something the World State decides upon before an individual is born. People cannot better themselves, they cannot change the class into which they were born through hard work or education..... they're stuck. Thus, the "happy" drug becomes an integral part of life.

One of the reasons Huxley wrote this novel was to expose the flaws of the society in which he lived.