Brave New World

Brave New World, Please help!!

In his conversation with Mond, what is the Savage's primary criticism of life in the brave new world? Do you agree or disagree with the Savage? Also need examples from the text to support the answers.

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 Savage argues that there is no art, God, passion, or beauty in the state. All three of these are symbiotic in nature. He charges that Mond has plunged society into the utilitarian passionless manipulation of science. Mustapha argues that the old is unnecessary because it contains destabilizing passion and emotions. Stability is the highest virtue because it leads to happiness, and old things like Shakespeare cannot exist since they do not lead to happiness. Mond also insists that the old things cannot be created in the new world because tragedies like Othello or Romeo and Juliet are the products of tension in society. If tension does not exist, neither can tragedy. Instead, all the new feelies and shows must be about nothing, since happiness occurs most easily when one experiences pure sensation rather than emotion. I tend to agree with Savage because the world that Mond has helped create is soul crushing and meaningless.