Utopia Vs Dystopian

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Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on the 26th of July 1894 in Surrey, England. He was a writer and a philosopher, one of many accomplished minds in the family. His first years in school were spent at Hillside School in Malvern. There he was taught by his mother until her illness took charge. After that, he went on to attend Eton College. In 1908, at the age of 14, Huxley lost his mother. In 1911, Huxley himself became ill and lost, nearly entirely, his eyesight for about three years. At the beginning of World War I, he tried to join the army but was rejected as he was still half blind and deemed unfit for duty. After recovering some of his eyesight, Huxley began studying English Literature at the Balliol College in Oxford. Once finished with…show more content…
This is understandable as stories can be interpreted differently by different people, who have varying perceptions of the world they’re reading about as well as the one they live in. Utopia and Dystopia are two terms that are absolute opposites of each other. As read in the Oxford Online Dictionary, Utopia is “An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect”, while Dystopia is “An imagined place or state of things in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. The opposite of…show more content…
Plot The novel begins in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Center with the Director, along with his assistant, Henry Ford, accompanying a group of boys on a tour during which they are explaining to them how the conditioning works. They show them the Hatchery, where the embryos travel, inside bottles, through a conveyor belt around the building. They then direct the children to the Nursery, where they can see how hypnopaedic messaging works. Mustapha Mond later explains the history of the World State to the boys, focusing mainly on their successful attempt to eliminate all emotion and feeling from society. Lenina, a vaccination worker at the CLHCC, and Bernard, a psychologist also at the CLHCC, decide to travel to the Savage Reservation in New Mexico. Before that happens, Bernard goes to meet his friend, Helmholtz Watson, who is a lecturer at the College of Emotional Engineering, and the two talk about their dissatisfaction with the World State. Bernard feels like he doesn’t belong there for he is smaller and weaker than most Alphas, while Helmholtz feels he is not being valued enough and is too smart for the job he was given. Bernard than goes back in order to get permission from the Director and the Warden to visit the Reservation. Once given permission, he and Lenina make arrangements to leave but before he does so, he calls Helmholtz who tells him that the Director intends to exile him when he returns from the
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