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BRAVE NEW WORLD Community Identity Stability This is the Brave New Worlds World State motto written in bold in the first paragraph of Aldous Huxleys novel Brave New World almost immediately setting it up to fit into Amin Malaks theory of the six characteristics of dystopian literature power forewarning conflict two-dimensions static society and ideology Throughout the novel these six characteristics are continually present ensuring Brave New World fits to a large extent into Malaks theory Although the novel fits into each of the six characteristics of Malaks theory the characteristic that features clearly throughout the whole novel is forewarning The whole Brave New World society lacks individuality love and all the things that make up life as we know it In the Brave New World society everyone belongs to everyone else people are never alone and its a world of machinery and medicine and happiness The novel is a warning of where society could be headed and conveys the message that society will never be perfect because ones idea of a perfect society can be totally different to anothers The use of soma also being forewarning that you dont want to have to rely on drugs to bring happiness oh I wish I had my soma Huxleys use of forewarning fits to a large extent into Malaks theory of dystopian literature In his novel Huxley creates a static society another characteristic of Malaks theory Their society is so static because they believe every change is a menace to society and dont allow people to be individuals They help to keep the society from change and individuality through sleep teaching and conditioning ensuring that it remains stable and make people like their unescapable destiny so they will not question the way in which society is formed and run The static society Huxley creates is another of the six characteristics of Malaks theory A fear of instability and change not only encourages a static society
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