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Conditioning is a valuable tool in the name of social stability where individuals of a certain race are supposedly incapable of any kind of psychological or emotional pain, which creates a situation where the government is absolute, because there are no grievances against it doing so. Those individuals are trained or accustomed to behave in a certain way or accept certain circumstances. Through Brave New World, Aldous Huxley explored dangers of social engineering and deliberate social construction; the dangers that these pose to society are lack of identity, destruction of individuality and illusion of freedom.The dangers of genetic engineering that a government imposes brings about the loss of identity of the individuals in the World State because during the incubation period, an embryo is identified as male, female, or freemartin so identity is already predestined based on the needs of the community. At the beginning of the story, as the Director led the group of students to the Nurseries, he gave a brief description of Bokanovsky’s process: “One egg, one embryo, one adult-normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult. Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress”(Huxley 22). The people of the World State are not born to a mother or father. Instead a single fertilized egg is cloned repeatedly until ninety-six separate embryos are present so there is only a collective identity shared by all members of the World State. From the cloning process the identical embryos are put in tubes and are grown until they are ready to be born. Through the act of mass production, identity is chosen for those individuals in which all ninety six people look identical and are raised in the same environment which prevents the distinguishing characteristics or personality of an individual.  A society of social engineering eradicates the uniqueness of the individuals that have the potential to possess innate qualities and through the act of social construct, this idea is maintained and accepted. All one can do is conform; there is no opportunity for individuality. The danger of a regime that decides the objective truths of the world allows people to endure a loss of individuality and forget their potential as a human being because the World State authorities implants their own opinions to their citizens from infancy instead of letting them create individual opinions their own. In the beginning of the story, after the group of students observe a Bokanovsky group of eight-month-old babies wearing the Delta caste khaki-colored clothes, the Director says: “Till at last the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind. And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions… Suggestions from the State” (Huxley 28). The World State deprives  their citizens of individuality by instilling their own opinions and suggestions in their minds for the betterment and growth of that society instead of rendering them the opportunity to have their own sentiments. The goal of the World State is to eliminate individuality as a whole, because individuality means the ability to think for oneself, individuals also deals with the risk of facing disagreements among citizens, so with conformity, the World State holds complete control with minimum risk of the citizens opposing those perspectives. Creative and destructive thoughts have been taken out of society all together through the act of social engineering, which each individual undergoes and the act of sacrificing individual freedom as result of social construction. The citizens of the World State are restrained of individual of freedom without perceiving that their liberty is being held captive.The citizens of the World State are indeed blinded by the regime without discerning that they are enslaved by it because near the end of the story, when Helmholtz, Bernard and John finally confronted Mustapha Mond,  Mustapha gave an explanation of why the World State is not compatible with Othello’s world by saying: The world’s stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t get. They’re well off; they’re safe; they’re never ill; they’re not afraid of death; they’re blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they’re plagued with no mothers or fathers; they’ve got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they’re so conditioned that they practically can’t help behaving as they ought to behave. And if anything should go wrong, there’s soma. Which you go and chuck out of the window in the name of liberty, Mr. Savage. Liberty! (Huxley 220).In this totalitarian state, people’s contentment are governed and are under the supervision of only ten controllers who dominate everything in the state, such as work, life, love, happiness, and the right to have children. Children are not born and raised by natural parents but rather decanted in bottles, conditioned and forced to play the imposed upon them by the World State. However, they are in a constant state of imprisonment and illusioned by freedom. They have been conditioned to love their servitude and no one seems to have any problem with it. Being human is the right to be in sorrow, but citizens of the World State have been conditioned to love the ideal drug, and they use it to escape any momentary bouts of dissatisfaction. Through the act of social engineering the regime has regulated the future development and behavior of  state World State by placing individuals in their own “prison” which is maintained accepted by the people in the means of social construction. Civilization has a tendency to conceal the way the world appears to be by imposing false truths to mankind  for people to understand that the world should work in a particular way which diminishes the potential of an individual. Individuals with opposing views and perspectives should be able to rebel against these societies because it withholds their questions and beliefs and limits their individual freedom as well as depriving them from having their own unique identity. Individuals should have genuine experiences as human beings because after all, that is part of being human instead of being manipulated to merely experience happiness. Society should accept certain ideologies that can benefit society in numerous of ways and bring a positive revolutionary change.


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