Among the foremost themes addressed in Brave New World is the question of freedom. Most of the characters in the world of the novel are neither mentally nor emotionally free to experience anything other than officially sanctioned ideas and values. There is no room for social or intellectual difference or rebellion, and those who do differ are either rehabilitated through mind and psychologically altering drugs, or if they appear too intransigent, they are shipped off to quarantine areas away from the general population in order to avoid any spread of their intellectual contamination.
Along with freedom, the inhabitants of the brave new world have also lost love, except in the most debased, physical way. The idea of emotional involvement is totally foreign to the controlled peoples who inhabit this book. The Savage, who is brought in from the outside and who is a member of a more primitive society and still feels emotional involvement, is soon also defeated. Along with love, feelings in general have been reduced to a minimal level, which with a general fear of new ideas, or any ideas, make the brave new worldians the perfect people for the new mass society. Huxley's examples here are a bit heavy-handed but make their point. This society is sterile in all senses of that word.
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