How does Aldous Huxley achieve happiness in Brave New World?



How does Aldous Huxley achieve happiness in Brave New World?

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, happiness is supposed to be achieved by increased leisure, such as the consumption of mass-products, by doing sports like electromagnetic “Obstacle Golf”, by frequent sexual encounters with changing partners, "the feelies", and of course the utopian wonder-drug “soma”.

Is Bernard a misfit in Brave New World?

Bernard may be a misfit, but he shows little of the true rebel’s conviction and seriousness of purpose. When Bernard seeks the company of Helmholtz Watson, another Alpha who is dissatisfied with life, Huxley offers a new view on his character by contrast.

What do you think about obstacle golf?

Obstacle golf is very similar to soma, as characters use soma and sex and games to go on a "holiday" from things that are bothersome or upsetting. As seen often in the book, "A gramme is better than a damn" – meaning, a bit of drugs is better than feeling emotions.

What are the most popular sports in the Brave New World?

Obstacle Golf and other Games. Obstacle Golf, centrifugal bumble-puppy, escalator squash and Riemann-surface tennis are popular activities in the brave new world. What is remarkable about these sports is that the equipment needed for them is very elaborated and is constantly improved and easy to break.