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like “diseases’ and “poverty”, implying that there is a connection between emotions and these world problems. Mond talks to these students about the pre-modern world in a way that makes it seem like a bad society to live in, filled with emotion and individuality, which leads to instability. In addition, Mond’s says that “ these poor pre-moderns were mad and wicked and miserable. Their world didn’t allow them to take things easily, didn’t allow them to be sane, virtuous, happy.” (41) Mond’s tone when speaking on the pre-modern world is one of disdain and ridicule. Huxley shows this through Mond referring to them as “poor pre-moderns” and saying that their world did not allow them to be “sane” or “happy”. This harsh and judgmental attitude towards
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Del Castillo 2 pre-modern society shows that Mond is trying to scare the students of the pre-modern world. His goal is to manipulate them into thinking that the emotion-filled ways of the pre-modern world are bad. Through attaching this negative connotation to the pre-modern world, Mond helps maintain compliance towards the World State’s system, and in turn maintains stability and prosperity. Mond’s scare tactic speech carries a deeper meaning, one that transcends the novel and draws parallels from the time in which Huxley lived while writing this book. During
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