Copyright

Orgy Porgy in Brave New World

Orgy Porgy in Brave New World
Coming up next: Cyprus Experiment in Brave New World

You're on a roll. Keep up the good work!

Take Quiz Watch Next Lesson
 Replay
Your next lesson will play in 10 seconds
  • 0:01 Solidarity Service
  • 0:28 The Chant
  • 0:59 Soma
  • 1:45 The Orgy
  • 2:40 Lesson Summary
Save Save Save

Want to watch this again later?

Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course.

Log in or Sign up

Timeline
Autoplay
Autoplay
Speed

Recommended Lessons and Courses for You

Lesson Transcript
Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Every other Thursday, Bernard attends a Solidarity Service during which 'Orgy Porgy' is chanted. In this lesson, we will learn more about 'Orgy Porgy' in 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley.

Solidarity Service

A solidarity service mimics a traditional church service, but promotes the conditioning goals of the World State by encouraging unity in lieu of individuality. Orgy-porgy is a summons of a higher power, Henry Ford, who started the mass production that led to people production, that takes place during a solidarity service. In this lesson, we will learn more about orgy-porgy in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

The Chant

The solidarity circle chants,

Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun,

Kiss the girls and make them One.

Boys at One with girls at peace;

Orgy-porgy gives release

The circle of twelve alternating girls and boys prepare themselves to momentarily lose their unique identities and join together as one unified existence. Similar to the socialization that takes place during night time conditioning, chants and rituals are used to control individual sexual responses in a spiritual way.

Soma

With the beating of the drum and a T-sign made by the president of the group, the meeting begins. Flavored soma, cocaine, and morphine are passed around like a Holy Communion as each member of the group takes a sip while saying, 'I drink to my annihilation.' After singing the first hymn, the cup is passed again as each states, 'I drink to the Greater Being.' After the second hymn, 'I drink to the imminence of His Coming,' is repeated by each person in the circle as the cup is passed a third time. After the third hymn, all are feeling the effect of the soma. Soma as part of a religious ceremony, shows the degree to which the World State will go to make people think that they are happy. As long as they are feeling good and having fun, it doesn't occur to them that they have submitted to the World State without any freedom of thought.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support