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Manipulated Free Will Essay

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The dictionary version of a civilization is “the stage of human social and development organization that is considered most advanced”. Although by scientific standards that is correct, there is much more that goes into civilization. Although every civilization has rules,standards, and laws they also give people a choice. In the American constitution, it states”certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This may seem like a simple or meaningless satinets to some. But for me it means everything. It describes how as human beings, we have the right to choose. That one ability to pursue the thing or things make them happy is just as important as their right to be unhappy.

In Huxley’s novel and in the film, The Truman Show, freedom is so manipulated and tainted that by todays standards it could not be considered freedom at all. In both Brave New World and The Truman Show it shows the negative effects this type of society can cause. In both the novel and film it shows how drug or substance abuse must be enforced to pacify and conditioning are used a means to control the subject or subjects but only lead to physical or mental deterioration of the subjects.
Before I began to break down the points I will give you a brief overview of both the novel Brave New World and the film The Truman Show below.

Brave New World
This is by our current standards in 2014 what many may consider a dystopian society. But for most people who actually live there it is considered more of a Utopian society. Or at least the leaders, creators, ruling bodies of the society attempt to present it as so. Although many of the citizens of Brave New World’s society seem happy, it is only due to their ignorance. They do not know of true free will, literature, or the concept of virtue. The governing body implements ignorance among the people and exploits them. As one reads the book you can see how the common saying “ignorance is bliss” applies. For the people who are oblivious to the realities of true human emotion they are satisfied and content. They experience very little sadness, but they never truly feel fulfilled.

The Truman Show
This movie is about a character named Truman Burbank. The movie takes place in a town that seems nearly perfect, probably because it is full of actor and controlled by a director. Mr.Burbank almost seems like he has the perfect life. But with further examination you'll notice he seems happy on the outside but feels unfulfilled in his romantic and employment life. Truman has no idea that his life is a reality show being broadcasted 24hrs a day. This lie begins to unravel for truman after a mistake s is made. There is movie light that falls from the sky then the directors signal gets picked up by Truman's car radio. That is when Truman becomes more increasingly “paranoid” an d begins to question things in his life. He questions weather or not he is happy and the authenticity of his life.At the...

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