Dystopia in Brave New World

A functioning society may be all that is needed to construct an idealistic world, but are all practical societies the ideal? Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World, consists of a society upheld by the three preeminent aspects of society: identity, community and stability, contrived with dystopian facets. Community, identity and stability is the motto of the World State, the unified technologically advanced government administering the world, as it is their prime goals as they attempt to create an utopia. The identity of each individual citizen is lost in this society, as it is sacrificed to ensure the stability of community. Community connotes that all people must work together to maximize the greatest happiness for society as a whole. It occurs through the artificially implanted idea of identity that the inhabitants of the society acquire. Citizens are enslaved into the restrained community, regulated by the World State. Stability is the most valuable social advantage because it seemingly leads to ‘lifelong’ happiness, although stability in this society, is achieved through totalitarianism.

Feelings and emotions are eradicated to maintain happiness. Even though the three pillars are successfully achieved in the society of Brave New World, the manner in which the accomplishment of community, identity and stability is approached, results in the perception of this society as a dystopia. Due to the sacrifice to the endurance of the stability, identity of the individuals in this society is disintegrated. Identity is the set of characteristics by which a person is definitively recognizable or known, as these characteristics define you. It describes a person’s understanding of themselves as an individual, although the identity of one may be distinguished in multiple perspectives.

A famous philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, believed that identity is the cause of the actions of one. He claimed that the acts of will and bodily actions are …