Symbolic Meanings in Brave New World
Brave New World prompts of the insecurity giving the state to control over innovative, powerful and latest technologies. This theme manages the unusual and inflexible reproduction through medical and technological intervention, including the oophorectomy i.e., removing the ovaries through surgery, hypnopaedic conditioning, and the Bokanovsky Process. For world state’s stability, it also controls the manufacturing of problematical entertaining machines. Its objective is to create machines that could have both the high levels of production and consumption and risk-free leisure. State, in this regard, plays a significant role by using the science to build technology that creates a happy, seamless, superficial world.
Soma is a condition of pleasantly hallucinate, euphoric and narcotic. It’s questionably the greatest tool that the government has to control its population. It is a tool of tranquility, serenity, anesthetizing and most essentially distracting a person unable to feel what’s going on in its surroundings as everyone is fascinated by happiness. And there are some unbreakable chains. It is usually said that soma is Christianity with no tear. Well, as we all know that soma is a narcotic that permits its users to be controlled. Brave New World is of the opinion that Christianity plays role in the same fashion to restraint it through pacification. It also offers calm and comfort, but at the cost of individuality. What do you say?
Have you noticed the World State, all the attires, and clothing have zippers on it? Since in this case you haven’t, “zip,” “zip,” is often repeated followed by “zip! This is as smooth as it notes: zippers = accessible. It is a wonder that in this world of instantaneous pleasure; buttons cause people to drop valuable seconds of nudity and nakedness. If it is not enough, you may say figure out the technology-infused falsification of sex, the sterilization of passions, and the monotonous, rhythmic, sound of the zippers. Is it or not?
As we are discussing what connection sex and violence in the Brave New World has. There is no denying that sex and violence are interlinked as all the aggression is indistinctly sexual, all the sex distantly brutal. Music comes in this category because it acts as a bridge between two. You can see “rhythm” ubiquitously of the brave new world. Lenina hears the drums beating at the Savage Reservation—followed by the rhythmic whipping and ritualistic of one the Americans. Then you noticed that Lenina’s clothes coming off. Due to this, we set our mind for the tremendous moment when every person present over there dances around, singing, having sex, and beating each other in six-eight times. It’s the most brutal act and unequivocally sexual moment of this world.
The World State tries to manage everything about its people and surroundings. The water, of course, becomes a symbol of difficulty. In so far as we can acquaint with is that the World Controllers haven’t come to know how to control it.
The Electric Fence
An electric fence margins the Savage Reservation and separates the archaic world from the modern civilized world. It throws light on the world of people submissive to their every impulse and desire, with no restriction vs. a world of conventional self-mutilation. Also, have you noticed that the electric fence surrounded by dead animal cadavers? The pilot announces that these living beings never learn – seeing others pass away electrocution doesn’t stipulate the other animals out of leaping. Conditioning is one of the brutalizing and dehumanizing processes in the World State, so it’s attention-grabbing that animals, in fact, cannot be conditioned.
Animal imagery is extensive in the new world. In the first chapter, Foster’s implied argue that any cow could merely breed embryos, the insipidity that ram wrapped up in there Mogen beget no lambs.” The new world, in fact, has so brutalized its people that they now bear a resemblance to animals. The sarcasm points out that civilization should seek to higher man, making him less primitive, putting some detachment, separating him from the other living beings of the world.
Animalistic characteristics really appear to sex, probably being one of the universal instincts. While John is appalled by the inhuman and brutish nature of the world, he misses the reason elaborating that animals are domestic; animals can be restricted. So, the citizens of the world state are like domestic animals or pets—not like liberal people.