Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

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Cyarah Stine Mr. Brown English 12 Per.3 Into the Brave New World In the novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley wrote about his idea of a futuristic, manmade society. This future world is not one of a hopeful, or a perfect utopia; the opposite is true in this novel. It becomes clear early in this story that the created society is a disturbing dystopia where, technological advancement controls the citizens and strips them of their individuality. This future world focuses on the entire collective civilization whose importance is that of economy, industry and improving technology these are the things that society feels will make them happy. The individual has no place in the Brave New World, a world where science is used to enslave humans and humanities, free will and religion are almost completely non-existent. Huxley uses theme, structure and characters along with symbols to describe this shocking future controlled society. One of the major themes in Brave New World is the frightening danger of technological progress and its rigid control over the individual used throughout this novel. Huxley begins the book by describing a cold and mechanical hatchery center where humans are made in test tubes in almost a robotic fashion in the civilized society of London. All of the humans in society are conditioned as children to act and behave uniformly, according to their social class; Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons. The government controls the citizens by keeping them happy on the surface encouraging the use of drugs and distracts them by nurturing a consumer culture. "Call it the fault of civilization. God isn 't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civiliza... ... middle of paper ... ...speare. Shakespeare represents all the noble aspects of being human, emotions, passion and love. These human characteristics have all been sacrificed by the new society in order to maintain control over society. Through the use of theme, characters and symbolism, Huxley has created a futuristic, manmade society that struggles to control its citizens in order to provide happiness. Creating a society that is based on technologically created lives and feelings is a disturbing technological advancement controls the citizens and strips them of their individuality. This future world focuses on the entire collective civilization whose importance is that of economy, industry and improving technology. The individual has no place in the Brave New World, a world where science is used to enslave humans and humanities, free will and religion are almost completely non-existent.
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