What evidence does Huxley provide that contradicts the assertion of happiness and stability in his society?

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"Huxley offers that happiness is limited in the brave new world," but he does so through his presentation of some of the darker, not-so-happy aspects of life in BNW. He gives no example of a person who is happy and fulfilled by living this way, however; instead we are given examples of Alphas who are unhappy because they want more than they can have, and we are given the example of Bernard Marx, who hates what he has been taught to think is normal and perfect.

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In BNW "everybody's happy now" redefines happiness to a very basic level.  There is no conflict in their lives.  The have been created with limited desires from "birth" --- the task they have fulfills their achievement needs.  Desires are taken care of immediately; since "everyone belongs to everone else," sex...

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is available on demand.  Although it generates the same pleasure as all sex, it has no meaning and, perhaps more importantly, creates no bond.  When all else fails, when there are pressures that cannot be deal with through sex, the feelies, electro-magnetic golf and any of their other distractions, there is soma.  Some relieves all pressure, and, in extreme cases, can create a "holiday" from their reality.

Happiness is not achieved for all, however.  There is an significant element in the population that finds this all meaningless and trivial (but not always for the right reason) who have to move to or be exiled to the Island.  These are mostly Alphas who have to be "raised" with a degree of thought capability so they can do their job.   The Island is Huxley's statement that everybody's NOT happy now; it's also his statement that a state such as BNW can never make everyone happy, and probably can't generate anything like traditional happiness for anyone.

Is that true?  Would we give up the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" that surround us for peace, security, and soma?  Is this perhaps the reason that drug addiction is such a problem in our modern world where many of us live in the most comfortable and advanced society in the world?  Is mindless happiness the end of all things?  I think not, and I think Huxley would agree.  Off to the Island (which, of course, has its own, more "human" problems ....)

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"Everybody's happy nowadays" is a hypnopaedic suggestion of Mustapha Mond. What evidence does Huxley offer that this is not true?

The first half of the book describes the mindlessness of work, the replacement of promiscuity for passion, and the use of drugs to stymie personal growth. It sets up the introduction of John Savage into the book. It is through his character that Huxley mainly illustrates that not all of the people are happy about the "brave new world" in which they live. Savage tells Mond that it is his right to be unhappy if he chooses to be, but sadly, he must committ suicide in order to prove it. Most of all, Savage feels the price for living in this society is too great. This is especially shown in the conditioning of babies and children. They're subjected to electric shock to insure their indoctrination against nature works. The adults are given "soma" to numb them to feelings of pain or passion, so books are banned from use since they would stir up these feelings. Again, Savage's character shows us the power of great literature, such as Shakespeare, to stir people's feelings and to elicit emotional responses from the reader. 

The themes of the novel are represented by the thoughts, actions, and dialogue of the characters. In this "brave new world", there is no free will and no commitment in relationships. Science and technology are used to restrict the lives of the people, and even "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing".

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