Ideals In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Many of the ideals practiced in the 1920s still remain in the twenty-first century. These topic ideals, pondered and predicted in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, drove him to write the novel. Huxley created characters who possess traits to express these topic “problems,” which include standardization, the role of women, and also children, in society. In the 1920s Henry Ford’s automobile business began to boom as he perfected the assembly line. Ford came to the conclusion that if he made every part exactly the same a car could be built in organized, simple steps by workers, and a part could be easily replaced in the future (“Ford’s”). The Model T, which contained three thousand parts, could be assembled in eighty four steps using his…show more content…
With this situation at hand, a new group of women was born: flappers. Flappers revolted against society, doing exactly what was not expected of women, such as smoking or wearing revealing dresses which lacked seemingly desirable curves (BBC). Flappers felt that they should be more equal to men, and have the diverse social life many men were accustomed to. With power in numbers, women finally got the right to vote (NCpedia). These changes were a brave start, but women in America still had a long journey to go, and many remained unemployed housewives due to the sexism glorified by the public and popular women’s magazines. In the twenty first century, it is socially acceptable for women to become doctors, scientists, or hold almost any occupation a man would. As of 2013, 74 percent of women are “active in the U.S. workforce,” (Kurtz). Although a women 's place in society has come a long way, there are still many injustices between the genders. In the United States, some jobs only pay women eighty four percent of what their male counterparts make for working the exact same job (Friedman et al.). Also, only twenty percent of women make up the United States congress (Friedman et al.). Because of this inequity, many women feel unrepresented in the

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