23 October 12
Breaking a Social Norm
In the novel Brave New World, the government is in control of everything. All individuals of a class are expected to act the same. Even though there are four different classes in the society (ADV PHRASE), they are all taught to act like others in their society. Also students in modern high school have a way of acting the same. As an example, the way people are judged when they are pregnant at a young age or any age at all is similar in both examples. Fitting in is a crucial standard for all society’s in today’s world, as well in the Brave New World society. In both Brave New World and high school society, being ...view middle of the document...
If other students don’t act the expected way, they are called names like weird and losers. They way a student dress in high school is a crucial element of fitting in. In the World State society, the citizens all had a uniform and were color coordinated according to their class. Savages had a different way of dressing and the World State citizens looked down upon that. When John went from the Savage society into the Brave New World society, the characters acted different toward him because he didn’t act the same way as they do. John was not quite sure how to fit in because he wasn’t raised as part of the World State society like everyone around him. The people of the Brave New World society never really gave John a chance in becoming a part of their society. That is an example of how students of high school often act toward students they feel are an outcast if they don’t act or dress as other students or teachers think they should.
Sometimes in High School students find it very difficult to fit in if they have a physical deformity. An example of this could be reaching puberty in later years instead at the normal age. In Brave New World, Bernard Marx found it difficult to fit in due to his physical...