The Advancement Of Science In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

1286 Words6 Pages
Brave New World

Thesis : In the Novel’s foreword Aldous Huxley states “The theme of Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects individuals.” Aldous Huxley tries to convey that ‘advancement of science as it affects individuals’ if it was controlled by corrupted people like the World State who seek only self-gratification could become evil science.

The science in Brave New World does effect every and each individual but so does science in real life. Science has changed and changes people, how they act and what they do everyday. When Agriculture was invented humans were able to create more stable lives and settle in one location. When the wheel was invented people were able to carry heavy objects without exhausting themselves, they were able to trade and build bigger structures. But the reason why science in Brave New World is disliked by the readers is because the way it created a society that is totally controlled by the world state, a society where a ‘race’ of humans is superior to others and a society where family and religion were replaced with science. Science also controlled the emotions of all the individuals.

The humans in Brave New World were not considered humans anymore, they were all cloned in laboratories and then conditioned to fit their roles in society. When science is abused to create humans that are so unnatural it then should be considered evil. Yes, cloning could help create humans that have
Open Document