Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, predicted a variety of aspects of our new futuristic society. He envisioned a society completely altered from the one he lived in, whether that be from psychological conditioning in humans, sex becoming meaningless, or the overuse of synthetic narcotics. The predictions that Huxley made in Brave New World about our new society’s psychological ways of thinking is accurate. Firstly, the humans in Huxley’s book were completely conditioned by altering their thought process.
How would you feel if your parents constructed you, would you feel dehumanized, or how about deprived of your individuality? Advances in medicine, like designer babies, are not beneficial because designer babies can only be used by the rich, babies lose their individuality, and genes are not perfect. The only reason the rich can use this is because it cost $100,000. If you decide to create your own baby you could change anything from their hair color to what diseases they get. Genes are not perfect because not all diseases can be cured by this process and people think this process can cure any diseases they do not want their child to have.
The first attempt and success to climb Mt. Everest occured in 1953. Since then, almost 4,000 people have been able to scale the mountain, but over 230 people have not been able to climb it successfully. There is a chance of accident or death when climbing this mountain or any dangerous activity. All people should should have the right to rescue services even if they knowingly put themselves at risk because there is always a chance of an accident happening, rangers are there to save people in danger, and there are rescue vehicles being produced to be used in case of an emergency.
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World depicts an unknown world based on the events of Henry Ford. Huxley formed a society in which regular people were separated according to the genetic modifications they were given at hatch. Although this society was intended to be “perfect,” many issues persisted, such as alcoholism, women’s roles in society, and a type of mind control referred to as “conditioning.” Because of the mass of people affected and the efforts to amend them, those issues remain plausible alongside other issues worldwide. Alcoholism (also known as soma distribution) was a problem of Huxley’s society that is relative, but less severe nowadays.
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World depicts a society where efficiency is the primary concern. The world leaders use horrifying repetitive conditioning to shape individuals into acquiescent, infantilized citizens, stupefied into an artificial sense of happiness. The majority of citizens willingly follow the tide that infinitely crashed over them with wave after wave of parties, casual sexual relations, and the perfectly engineered drug, soma. However, the readers may find themselves disturbed, and possibly intrigued, at the lack of morality in this “brave new world”.
Written in 1932 by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a novel in which many of the characters experience some form of exile. Huxley himself was born and raised by English aristocracy; however, at a young age he contracted a disease that blinded him for two years and left him with severely impaired vision for the rest of his life. The disease kept Huxley from finishing his education, thus restricting him from becoming a true English gentleman. These events in Huxley's life, in part, created his own version of exile from the social class that he was raised in. It could be reasoned that Huxley’s own understanding of exile is what led to so many characters being involved in exile.
“Brave New World”, written by Aldus Huxley, is a utopian novel. In the novel, World Controllers are like God, who control the world and they stabilized the society through a creation of a five-tiered system. Alphas and Betas are the upper class in the system, which act as the scientists, politicians, and any other high ranked noble. While Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons are the lower classes, represent the world's labor working classes. There is a magical drug called soma, it could remove people’s feeling, and no one would feel pain or have negative emotions, and all the members of the caste system received a portion of drug.
Carolina Ortiz AP English Brave New World Introduction Brave New World is a novel written by Adlous Huxley, published 1932 in France. The story was inspired by H. G. Wells utopian novels, but Huxley later created the book as a parody, by providing an alternate terrifying future. Adlous Huxley had an unpleasant perception of the young culture due to their sexual behaviors, drugs, and the effect of advanced technology. Throughout the book Huxley introduces themes such as the use of technology to control society and the conflict between happiness and truth.
A few months ago, as my mother picked me up from school, she broke the news to me that my grandfather developed stage 4 lung cancer. Since my grandfather is one of the most important people in my life, hearing the news that he was soon passing away made me, and the people around me feel completely helpless. As my mom broke this horrible news to me, I shut myself from believing it. I find it quaint that my grandfather impacted my life in such a tremendous way. Although my grandfather was not biologically related to me, he taught me how giving up is never the solution to a problem.
Progress is defined as fast and onward movement towards a destination. Today’s society revolves around the concept; constantly innovating and upgrading every aspect of itself, in the quest for a better, more efficient world. Although at its core, progress is a pure, unblemished search for more. In practice, however, progress often becomes polluted by the goals of those who aim for it. The world in which we reside has been shaped and remade over and over by the different advances of the time.