Clones In Brave New World

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6. Comparison 6.1 Changes and Differences 6.1.1 Differences between present and fictional Societies Huxley 's novel is set in the distant future and the society correspondingly has changed in the more than 500 years. The structures of many societies that are nowadays regarded as advanced seem totally outdated to the inhabitants of the Brave New World. Never Let Me Go on the other hand takes place in a recent past and the only addition to the reality is the concept of cloning as a way of providing donors for organ transplantations. Orphan Black also adds clones to the reality, but in a more subtle way, only including a small number of clones and leaving most of the world population in the dark about their existence. The surrounding society is…show more content…
Them being clones is a result of being destined to be a member of a low caste; they are not members of a lower caste because they are clones. Ishiguro 's clones are living in a sort of parallel society, because the common opinion about clones is that they are soulless and it is therefore acceptable to use them for the benefit of the “real” humans. The acceptance of the Orphan Black is not easy to determine, because only a small of the world population knows about their existence. The reactions upon realizing that clones exist could not be more different than portrayed in the series: the Proletheans (an extremely religious group) is of the opinion that clones are against the will of God and should therefore be exterminated (Fawcett 1.9 00:22:35), whereas Scott (the young man that helps Cosima since the beginning of her research) says that it is a great honour to have the chance to work with Cosima after she reveals that she is one of the clones they are researching (Fawcett 2.8…show more content…
6.1.5 Amount of Scientific Background given What is striking in the comparison of Never Let Me Go and Brave New World is that Ishiguro although the scientific research already was very advanced when he wrote Never Let Me Go eschews the portrayal of any scientist or other theoretical background in his novel especially if one considers that Huxley gives an extremely detailed account of the used techniques at a time where there was in fact no cloning technology (Shaddox 449). Orphan Black as the newest of the three examples probably gives the most exact explanation of cloning techniques. With the progressing research on the subject of cloning the methods displayed in science-fiction literature and films gets more realistic. However the lack of the description of such techniques in Never Let Me Go can be explained by considering that Ishiguro did not set his focus on the scientific aspect but more on the impact of human cloning. 6.2
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