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Sometimes very advanced societies overlook the necessities of the individual In the book Brave New World Aldous Huxley creates two distinct societies the Savages and the Fordians The Fordians are technologically sophisticated unlike the Savages However it is obvious that overall the Savages have more practical abilities have more complicated ideals and are much more advanced emotionally which all help the individual to grow The Savage Reservation provides more opportunities for personal growth than does the Fordian society Throughout the story it is shown how the Fordian society is much more advanced technologically than the Savage Reservation Because the Reservation is not fully equipped with well-developed machinery to do all their work for them they must learn to do it themselves Unlike the Fordians the Savages are taught functional skills such as stitching up simple tears and weaving In the story Mitsima an old man from the reservation teaches John the Savage how to make a clay pot using nothing but a lump of clay and his own two hands This is a very practical and useful tool The Savages are taught to cook for themselves and to clean for themselves These teachings help the individual to grow practically The Savages also bestow good ideals in their people from which they can learn understand and grow One of the most important things that the Savages are taught is self-control The Whipping Ceremony is a good example of this In this ceremony a young man was whipped to death in front of a large audience and throughout it he made no soundand walked on at the same slow steady pace 97 The man is taught that to show his strength he must use the uttermost limits of his self-control They are also taught self-control in how they are prohibited free sex They must learn restraint through their lust and desires It is shown how capable the Savages are when controlling
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