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He would have given The Savage more warning of what to expect and a choice to choose a midway between the two worlds. 4. Why is sanity a rare phenomenon? Society is brainwashed with propaganda. It is rare to see someone being able to see the flaws. 5. What is science’s relation to humanity? Propaganda’s? Distracted and dumbed down population (from psychotic drug usage) simply lacks the mental resources to resist their enslavement. As people trade their liberty for pleasures and comfort, propaganda, the type of social conditioning Huxley warned of, will only become more refined and effective as technologies advance and more insight is gained regarding how to predict and control human behaviour. 6. How does Huxley see promiscuity in relation to freedom? Sexual promiscuity was promoted by the State as another tactic to ensure everyone enjoyed their servitude. The slogan “Everyone belongs to everyone else” was drilled into the minds of the citizens from a young age, and with the institutions of monogamy and the family abolished, everyone was able to indulge their sexual impulses without hindrance. The constant access to sexual
gratification served to help ensure the citizens were too distracted to pay attention to the reality of their situation. 7. Why does he feel that we are drawing closer to his “Brave New World?” Increased population & consumerism; governments being more involved in citizen’s life (to even dictatorships in underdeveloped countries) to fairly allocate resources (uses propaganda); increased promiscuity & drug usage to feel good and not pay attention to how suppressed their rights to do many things are. Chapter 1 1. Why is the first sentence strange? What does it set up? It is not a long dramatic opening like in other books, but Huxley is able to say so much about his fictitious world. It describes a very strange building. By today’s standards it would be considered a tall building but in the story it is considered short.This image sets the reader up for a dystopian type society where the population is controlled by a powerful central government. 2. What is the meaning of the World State’s motto “Community, Identity, Stability?” Give up individual freedoms and identity for the stability of the community. 3. Why does the fertilizing room look so cold, when it is actually hot inside? What goes on there? Blank, sterile, no feelings; Children are “made” in a lab 4. Why do particulars “make for virtue and happiness,” while generalities “are intellectually necessary evils?” Particulars= intelligent, happy, better Generalities= have to be there to ensure stability 5. How do people know who they are in this society? They are assigned/told who they are, their intelligence, and their position in life. Eggs are made to fit into the castes of Alpha, Beta,
Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon.

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