History In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World shared his thoughts on the changes of American society to his book Brave New World in an interview with Mike Wallace. Two topics spoken about was the use of drugs and the loss of privacy/over organization in the world. Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931 and all of the things written about is still prevalent in today’s world. Over organization is evident today. Overpopulation, specifically for the U.S, causes the government to over organize. The more people a country has, the stronger the need for security and the less freedom the people actually receive. Privacy is becoming questionable. It is almost impossible for someone in today’s world to live an everyday life without giving up their identity.…show more content…
An example is the history of the war between Oceania and Eurasia. The results and facts on the war is manipulated and wrongly taught to the society. Winston, on the quest for truth, realizes that the government has the ability to change history if it coincides with the present day. Big Brother actually destroyed books that went against his teachings. And he even on countless occasions have evaporated people which deletes their existence from history. Another blur when it comes to history and 1984 is when the war was actually going to end. The society has a theme of endless…show more content…
Huxley views on human nature are more real and evident in today’s society. For example, in terms of history, Huxley knew not a lot of people read books. So he never feared the ban of books that held history like Orwell, but he did fear that the interest in books would never grow in society. Orwell just like in his novel worried about the government more than the actual people. Huxley knew that changes starts with the people and wrote his satire for the people to bring change. They both understood the importance of history, which is why it was evident in both novels. It is crucial because to know which path to take in the future, one must know the

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