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Assertions In Brave New World Persuasive Essay

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Aldous Huxley wrote the novel, Brave New World, with the intention of warning his readers of the dangers of our growing society. He feared that technology and the urge to advance would ruin the free life we know today. Neil Postman, a social critic, contrasts George Orwell’s vision of the future and Aldous Huxley’s vision. He makes relevant assertions about Huxley’s fears that compare to our own society. His assertions are that people will come to love their oppression, the truth would become irrelevant, and that what we love with ruin us. Postman’s first assertion is that Huxley believed that people will learn to love being oppressed and having no control of their own thoughts. He believes that people will actually enjoy being controlled because they will know no other way. In Brave New World, the citizens of this society are…show more content…
Huxley feared that eventually nobody would know the truth about the world because they would become so oblivious and the truth would become irrelevant. This is evident in Brave New World with the well known saying, “history is bunk.” Nobody in the novel wants to learn about the past because the society has made it undesirable to do so. Instead, they focus on the present and improving for the future. Another example of Postman’s assertion in the book is the fact that nobody reads. Mustapha Mond explains to John that books are prohibited because these people “couldn’t understand it.” I see this in society today as well. Nobody cares to know where their clothing comes from or where their plastic trash goes to because society has made it irrelevant. It is just simply something that is not spoken about and nobody cares to speak about it. The truth of sweatshops, inhumane working conditions, and landfills is drowned in a sea of irrelevance because the government does not want to make it relevant. Consequently, most people do not realize these problems
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