Beauty In Brave New World

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"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” said Nelson Mandela. In the eyes of Aldous Huxley, he brought forth a vision of the future where society is conditioned into a social predestination in his novel, Brave New World. The current conditioning of society in the United States has similar qualities to Huxley’s vision of the future. The United States culture’s conditioning practices are almost intensely frightening as Huxley’s. In Brave New World, residents of the World State have no control of their thoughts, giving
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The United States’ term of beauty is very similar to the World State’s term. Staying young and beautiful is the goal in modern society and Brave New World’s society. The media portrays beauty as superficial. People believe if they do not look like the model they see on televisions or magazines, they must make themselves look like that person. “You will never look like the girl in the magazine. The girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine,” said unknown. Also, people always using products or get a neurotoxin like Botox injected into their skin to prevent their skin from aging. Residents of the World State use soma to not age and feel younger. However, the residents shorten their lifespan when they use soma. “Beauty exists at every age. It’s not about youth and perfection.” said Jo Glanville-Blackburn. Hair dye and makeup are other ways for individual’s hide their age. In Brave New World, the characters are frightened and disgusted by the thought of old age unlike Americans. Aging is more understanding in American culture than in the World State’s culture. Both societies have ways to stay young, but they have consequences. Society makes beauty as an unrealistic goal when beauty is actually skin

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