To ensure obedience, Stalin’s Communist party used secret police, censorship and terror. Huxley wrote Brave New World between World War and World War II. The effects of the War, were became obvious. Huxley wrote about changes in the feeling of nationalism to Great Britain, and began to move toward more equality among the classes and between the sexes. During this time period between the Wars totalitarianism was apparent. Totalitarian figures appear in Brave New World as Huxley characters.
He uses names of socialist and totalitarian leaders and the name and personalities of most characters. Names such as Karl Marx(Bernard Marx), Lenin(Lenin Crowner), Fanny Kaplan(Fanny Crowner), Bonito Mussolini(Benign Hoover), and Mustache Kamala Taurus(Mustache Mood), as well as these leader’s beliefs and passions emerge as Huxley characters passions. For example Bernard Marx is a representative of Karl Marx, Bernard doesn’t meet the physical standard of the Alpha group and is thus an outcast.
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This outcast feeling causes Bernard to question the government and wants to change the system. Like Karl Marx, who created socialism, which led to communism. Bernard is conditioned to remain common and to not be an individual. This is what feared Huxley, who believed that Communism in Russia, Fascism in Italy and Nazi Germany would lead to the loss of individualism in society. The character Mustache Mood plays a big role in the novel, Mood is one of the controllers in the World State.
He states in the novel ‘Wheels must turn steadily, but cannot turn untended. There must be men to tend them, men as steady as the wheels upon their axles, sane men, obedient men, stable in contentment. “(Pig. 42) when Mood says this he is stating that the people have no power and the government holds all the power, without the government the people would not be able to remain stable.