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gbaby09 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 17, 2007 at 8:21 AM via web

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How does the World State's motto ("Community, Identity, Stability") fit the society described in chapter 1 of Brave New World?

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merehughes | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted October 30, 2007 at 3:19 AM (Answer #2)

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The society described in Chapter One is a very carefully engineered and planned one.  In this way, a community has been developed to be both stable and to reinforce group identity.  The five main groups of people, Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons are carefully socialized to identify with each other and to not want to  belong to another group. They are trained from early childhood to reject the other groups and to find good only in things which are available to them.  This leads inevitably to stability. 

Every group has their own set of jobs and rules and learn to find happiness within the group they have been born to.  The idea of keeping people happy to keep them controlled leads also to stability.  Later in the book, this idea of absence of pain and sorrow is questioned by the outsider John.  But everything in Chapter is set up to adhere to the motto. 

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