Happiness is not only achieved by conditioning but also by the use of a drug called Soma, or the perfect pleasure drug that provides a mindless, inauthentic happiness, which would make the people comfortable with their lack of freedom.
Helmholtz Watson is alpha plus and is a lecturer at the College of Emotional Engineering and in the intervals of his educational activities a working Emotional Engineer.
He is also a writer and he feels that there is something missing in the new world.
The novel starts in the London Hatchery where the director himself is giving some new students a tour.
He shows them around the facilities and what happens at each point.
Society's view of Medications In Aldous Huxley's science fiction novel, Brave New World, Huxley attempts to create a vision of a Utopia future where happiness and stability is generated by the government, or otherwise known as the World Controllers.
The conditioning process is done to place individuals in certain classes. Great War has destroyed all of the old civilization.He is brought up in the company of Indians who still believe in the old beliefs such as Christianity and god.So he is not conditioned like the other main characters. Bernard Marx is an employee at the hatchery and works in the Psychology Bureau.He stands up for the old believes and customs like marriage. He is an alpha plus but is somewhat opposed to the new system.There are no ethics in the New World because of the conditioning that everybody undergoes. This is the most important difference between the New World and our world.The people are conditioned to do things exactly as they are told.Brave New World confronts ideas of totalitarianism, artificial reproduction, anti-individualism, and forever youth- ideas, which were not threatening in the 30’s.In the 1930’s, the high ethical standards people maintained and the limited amount of scientific knowledge did not allow for the acceptance of the types of ideas found in Brave New World.At the time when Huxley wrote the novel, the people were just recovering from World War I and they wanted a perfect world.Huxley takes this idea of a utopian world to its extremes in Brave New World.