How does the novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley suggest that the individual will be treated in the future?

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"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley focuses heavily on the way individuals will be treated in the future through the use of both the main characters and also the people within the society. Although the people within the World State do not realise it, they have lost all aspects of individualism in order to fulfill the motives of the ten World controllers. Methods of control have been installed in order to make it easy to control the mass populations and create the 'perfect' community. To begin with, people aren't even born, they are created and then decanted which already removes some individuality and those in the Delta, Gamma and Epsilon classes are all identical twins of at least 95 other people. While they are being created the embryos undergo specific conditioning according to which caste they are going to belong to. Alpha's, those at the top, receive the most conditioning so that they are made close to perfect as opposed to Epsilons who even get starved of oxygen so that they will be small and agile to fulfill the mindless menial tasks necessary for the society to run smoothly.

Once born every child is taught through the use of 'hypnopaedia' or sleep-teaching. Therefore every being inside the World State believe strongly in its values and ethics as they have listened to the same slogans and beliefs from the day they were first 'decanted'. Alphas, especially alpha pluses, retain the most amount of individual thought however those who display too much are immediately seen as detrimental to the wellbeing of the state and sent far away to deserted areas. Mustapha Mond, Bernard Marx and Hermoltz Watson are all Alpha pluses.

Mustapha Mond, one of the ten world controllers, wields extreme power. He was once a man who was unique as...