Brave New World

Why can't tragedies be written now? What is necessary for tragedy?

Brave new world chapter 16

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Ironically Mustapha Mond will quote “Othello” but not allow it to be read in society. Tragedy can't exist because it demands passion, pathos and intense emotion. Mustapha Mond adds that people would not even understand tragedy because they are lost in a constant stupor of "happiness". For tragedies to be written people must have felt sorrow, elation, passion....The society in Brave New World is lost in a Soma high They are unable to experience intense emotion that make us human.