Brave New World

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Brave New World von Mind Map: Brave New World

1. Sex

1.1. Obligation

1.2. "erotic play between children"

1.3. ""

2. Caste System

2.1. Born into specific class

2.2. Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, Epsilons

2.3. Born with specific purpose, destined to fulfull.

2.4. Satirizing:

2.4.1. Born into working class/upper class

2.4.2. Difficulty changing class

2.5. "No civilisation without social stability. No social stability without individual stability." pg 42

3. Individualism

3.1. Wear same color as others in your class

3.2. Do the same job

3.3. Like/dislike the same things

3.4. No home

3.4.1. "No air, no space; an understerilized prison; darkness, disease, and smells" pg. 37

3.5. How can you be happy if you're not a unique individual? Or if you don't have care and affection?

3.5.1. Psychology: Maslows theory: In order to be happy you must have a sense of esteem and who you are, as well as affection and love from those around you

4. Conditioning

4.1. Likes/dislikes

4.1.1. Books + flowers = electric shocks

4.2. Feelings

4.2.1. Happy with where they are

4.2.2. Thankful that they aren't stupid/don't have to work hard or think

4.2.3. Bernard is unhappy

4.3. Instant Gratification

4.3.1. Never have to wait for anything

4.4. Happiness

4.4.1. Only emotion people have

4.4.2. If you are always happy, are you actually happy? No one argues or questions situation because they're all "happy"

4.4.3. Superficial happiness or genuine?

4.4.4. How do you define happiness??

5. Technology

5.1. Mass producing babies

5.2. The Feelies: Movie theatre that enhances all your senses

6. Consumerism

6.1. What people do for fun in their spare time

6.1.1. Games Centrifugal Bumble-puppy pg. 30 "Imagine the folly of allowing people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatsoever to increase consumption" (31)

6.1.2. Soma Soma: Combination of Morphia and Cocaine, all the high with none of the drawbacks

6.1.3. Shopping Mandatory consumption

6.1.4. Sex Obligation "Erotic play between children"(32) "Barring a little surrepitious auto-erotism and homosexuality--aboslutely nothing"(33) Feelies"There's a love scene on a bearskin rug"(35) "In most cases [sex wasn't allowed] until they were over 20 years old!" (33) "...the D.H.C. objects to anything [relationships] intense or long-drawn." pg 41

6.2. materialistic happiness

7. Intelligence

7.1. Pre-determined based on class

7.2. Monitored in utero by depriving oxygen through alcohol exposure

7.3. Artificial breeding

8. Relationships

8.1. Non Monogamy

8.1.1. Marriage is illegal

8.2. "Everyone belongs to everyone"

8.3. Words relating to family have become embarassing

8.4. Family

8.4.1. Illegal "Mother!" The madness is infectious. (41) No wonder these poor pre-moderns were mad and wicked and miserable. (41)

8.5. Obligated to share your body