I want god, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness.
All right, then, I"m claiming the right to be unhappy. Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what might happen to-morrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.I CLAIM THEM ALL. .
This excerpt from John Savage is a reaction to Mustapha Monds statement of "we prefer to do things comfortably." Which underscores the ideology of BNW, everything and everyone has to be emotionally disengaged. Because after all "A gramme is better than a Dam." People of BNW aren't allowed to feel unhappy or angry and in the super controlled and ultra stable environment that is BNW every emotion other than contentment or happiness is a threat to society's stability.
It is my view that John savage would be a great character to play in the film as he offers so much authentic emotion and action as opposed to the rest of the emotionally retarded BNW.
Savage is the Key to unlocking the ironic satire of our world presented in the novel because without him the reader could take the Utopia in the book on face value. Because of the savage, the reader is forced to note the similarities between our two worlds, western civilization and BNW, and through the savage we get a startling contrast which is the other end of the spectrum of worlds. .
Savage is essential to the story as he is the failed catalyst. He believes that he is brought into BNW to bring social and moral reform, but because of his lack of understanding he is unable to comprehend the depth of control that the state has on the individuals from their artificial conception, conditioning and social rituals which take the place for the need of spirituality. Therefore John is unable to change things because the people are "happy" in their ignorance of the world around them.