Unsatisfied Classes In Brave New World

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A Society under Control: Pre-established Unsatisfied Classes in Brave New World
Utopian societies are supposed to fall under the parameters of what is known as perfect, they are expected to work properly, maintain their citizen under control and provide them with a sense of happiness. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the ideal and futuristic society “World State”, has everything predetermined by the main leaders and officials. In the World State, through the use of science and technology embryos are created with characteristics accordingly to the castes they will be placed at, dividing citizens into classes and limiting up each individuals’ freedom and uniqueness.
World State government’s main goal is to maintain within the community, …show more content…

This sex differentiation doesn’t actually create a new social class, but it for sure gives either some or no benefits in this futuristic society. In the World State, women occupy position of inferior power and status, as seen in the hatcheries tour scene, “A troop of newly arrived students, very young, pink and callow, followed nervously, rather abjectly, at the Director’s heels. Straight from the horse’s mouth into the notebook. The boys scribbled like mad” (Huxley 5). The first clue is how only boys are the ones taken to the tour where embryos are formed and created. These boys rather than women, are being guided to work on this field; also the fact that the Hatcheries’ directors are all men, restating how work and politics in this society relays on male’s hands. Moreover, women have as well to undergo scientific procedures, ones that males don’t have to complete. The government in attempt to control reproduction, sterilize the female’s fetuses, as claimed by the director: “In the vast majority of cases, fertility is merely a nuisance. So we allow as many as thirty per cent of the female embryos to develop normally. The others get a dose of male sex-hormone every twenty-four metres for the rest of the course”( Huxley 11). In simple words, by sterilizing female’s fetus, it is shown how this society relays more on males, not minding if the future offspring are based on males. Just because of this gender preference, woman have to suffer the disadvantage of going through this procedure and feeling a bit less important. Dissatisfaction among citizens in a supposedly utopian society might arise due to the fact that racism is present and a difference between males and females exists; not necessarily social classes are established based on gender, but it is for sure seen how one

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