Title: Should one live up to their own standards or societal standards to find freedom and happiness?
Introduction: In society there are rules and regulations that are set for the people that are apart of it. These standards that are set by society are used as a means so that the people can be able to live freely and be able to find happiness. In the text “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, it deals with the people that are living in the society by being cloned and having their lives pretty much picked out for them as well. The World State’s version of what it takes to have freedom is different than what many would think. In this text, even though the society seems to be in good terms and the people seem to have no problems, it is disagreeable to live in a society like that in which one can not live by their own standards in a time and place where stuff like that is taboo.
Body Paragraph: In the story Brave New World, humans are mass produced as clones and from their creation they are given positions and are molded by the World State so that they can be able to live in society and carry out their daily duties that they are destined to perform in life. According to the text it says: “Second, a fully developed science of human differences, enabling government managers to assign any given individual to his or her proper place in the social and economic hierarchy.”(Huxley, 12). This quote is describing how what the people will go through and how they would live their lives would be determined by a higher power above them. The way this is set up means that there is no way for a human being that would live in the World State to be able to do what they freely want because they are being manipulated to live they way the higher order wants them to. Even though the people would not realize that, living in a society where one would have to abide by standards that are considered harsh would not really lead to true happiness because they would not be able to express themselves freely how they would want to.
Body Paragraph#2: In the society in the World State the humans that are created as clones are also conditioned as well in their youth and adolescence so that they can know the difference between what is considered right or wrong in that society. According to the text it says: “They’ll grow up with what psychologists used to call an ‘instinctive hatred of books and flowers.”(30). This means that the children are conditioned to note like certain things as they grow older because according to the world state factors like those can interfere with the standards they have set. This shows that you cannot find happiness in a society that conditions you and makes you experience and learn certain aspects forcefully rather than letting the person learn that through there own will.
Reflection: In the process of writing this essay I still have a while to go because I still need to organize my ideas and information better. Also since this is a draft, honestly in terms of writing those I am not really good at doing that because usually my ideas are all over the place sometimes. Also I know that in my first body paragraph I used a quote from a page before chapter one, because I had found it interesting. Overall I am still working on this essay as we speak.