A Brave New World- Joy
In the novel, A Brave New World, the author Aldous Huxley creates a world where the people are ignorant of the fact, and are, for that reason, in a state of bliss that they error as joy. The people in the World State are in a world where they don’t know what true happiness is. The way they have lived their lives has actually blocked out real joy. Through conditioning and drugging the government has actually kept individuals of the World State ignorant to the fact. Individuals in the World State think they are happy when really they are in an oblivious happiness. When people are, “born” in the World State they are executed a process called conditioning.
This conditioning changes how they would normally feel about something and makes them do what the world state desires them to do. For example, if the World State desired the person to like working outside, they would condition that individual to like working outside. So now even if the individual liked to work inside he would think he likes to work outdoors and more than happy about it, but if he understood better he would not be happy. The ignorance of that person keeps him in a state of bliss, but not happiness. As people live their lives worldwide State they work the jobs they have been conditioned for, and do what the federal government informs them to do.
The people think that their tasks are the very best thing they can do. The government and their society states that they ought to be promiscuous. A few of individuals in the book feel the need to calm down, but many just go on being promiscuous never understanding what it really implies to love and enjoy. Not knowing what love is they go on believing they have attained happiness. They have actually been avoided the fact so they do not understand what it is like to be truly delighted. The last method the World State keeps individuals happy is a drug called soma. Soma is the ideal drug. Soma takes whatever away and gives the supreme high, with no bad adverse effects.
It makes the people happy no matter what however its short-term and fake just like every drug. This drug puts the people into another bliss. Keeping individuals from sensation, it makes them delighted. Individuals in this book have actually been played for fools and are ignorant to genuine happiness. The government uses conditioning, society and drug to keep them from the fact. If the people understood what they were missing then they wouldn’t enjoy with their lives, however considering that they don’t understand any much better they are joyous. The World State has turned bliss into happiness and joy does not exist.