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In the novel Brave New World the author portrays a world in which humans are no longer born but grown In this so-called utopian world humans are grown and genetically altered so that they are content with their role in society Each caste is altered so they are more efficient at their social task The alphas are bred to be large strong and smart While the deltas gammas and epsilons are bred to be small and dumb so they can be content with their simple tasks The rulers of the new world are trying to create a society in which there are no ups and downs only one middle path of stability They believe to do this they must have every member of society act in the same way Every human of the world state is conditioned to do exactly what he or she pleases as if they were all children trying to fulfill their short-term desires while long-term goals have no bearing on them at all The thought of marriage and growing old with somebody disgusts somebody of the world state While the new world state achieved their goal of having a stable society thy also were able to abolish all individualism and self-expression In this novel John the savage represents the ideas of the old world where people are allowed to function in society however they see fit and you are responsible for your own destiny in life He tries to function in the world state but everything he sees disgusts him He wants to be exiled along with Bernard and Helmholtz to the islands where people are sent when they dont react well to the world state order On these exile islands there are actually people of interest who read literature and can discuss things with passion and feeling but John is doomed to stay in the world state so they can finish the experiment He tries to seclude himself from the
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