Whats't the advantage of having 100 identical people?
I'ts a major instrument of social stability
Individuality is discouraged (Chapter 3)
Individuality is discouraged (Chapter 16)
The Director is giving a group of students a tour of the Hatchery. He explains that people are assigned castes (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon) before they are “born”. They also go through a process called Bokanovsky’s Process, minus the two highest castes. This procedure divides an egg into 96 identical humans. These clones will only have the brain capacity to do the same job at the same location everyday of their lives. This operation strips them of any personal identity, only seen as part of a machine.
Fanny and Lenina are having casual small talk, and the topic of boys arises. Lenina admits to Fanny that she has been seeing Henry Foster exclusively for four months. Fanny was shocked, and encouraged her to get with other men to by reminding her of the expression “everyone belongs to everyone else”. That phrase categorizes people as property, rather than individuals. Other slogans such as “when the individual feels, the community reels” encourage people to feel part of a whole, not separate pieces. Solidarity Services sole purpose it to unite the twelve people into one, so they are connected. Ford’s teachings discourage singularity.
The Controller is explaining to Bernard that Helmholtz, John, and himself are to be exiled to an island. Bernard went into a state of panic and the Controller explained that it wasn’t a punishment, rather a reward. He elaborated by adding that the islands are for people “who’ve got independent ideas of their own”. This proves that when people tried to break out of the suffocating mold set by society, repercussions were to follow. Whether they were in search of truth, beauty, or even unhappiness, there was a price. Punishment coincides with originality..