Is Brave New World Relevant Today

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Brave New World, a novel written by Aldous Huxley explores an utopian future where embryos are chemically engineered to fit in a certain class and soma suppresses negative feelings providing its captor with spurts of energy. The people living in this “new world” are born into different castes such as alphas, betas, gammas, deltas, and epsilons. The alphas are the highest ranking people in the world state while the epsilons are the lowest ranking members and do all the jobs no one wants to do. This book is relevant today in the society in which we live. From relationships to technology, to economy many of the ideas and struggles in this novel have very much translated into our society today. In Brave New World being alone or even talking to an acquaintance alone is seen as outlandish and can result in further punishment. In the book Bernard, a misfit alpha who fails to fit in due to his …show more content…

Many people in the book share who they are going out with and how many at the same time. This is shown in the book when Fanny says to Lenina, “It's not as though there were anything painful or disagreeable about having one or two men besides Henry. And seeing that you ought to be little more promiscuous”(43). In this society being with one man is bizarre and sharing who you have been with and how many times is like nothing to the people. Our society's relationships aren't as intense as in Brave New Worlds utopian society but we still share similar qualities. People in our society proclaim their relationships to the world by updating their status on social media or putting their boyfriend/girlfriends name in their bio. Posting pictures and gossiping to friends about the ups and downs of people's interactions with others adds to this. Also watching tv shows and seeing celebrities communicate and react with their significant other also affects

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