Theme or Concept Examined in Brave New World
“Brave New World,” is a novel written by Aldous Huxley where he explains that everything is based on a futuristic science which he claimed sprang forth from him because of his experience as “an ordered universe in a world of plan less incoherence” (River 4 1974). People seem to care more about temporal things rather than emotions. Technology also seems to be the most important aspect and everyone is affected by it in one way or another, whether if it is negative or positive. This does not necessarily mean that everyone is fully happy with technology because in a way they are all slaves to it. Another thing discussed in the novel is the lack of freedom. Due to a lot of technological development there exists this division in between people even before their birth that their fate has already been decided where subsist these casts such as Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas e.t.c. They are pushed away from freedom of choice and forced to live in a bubble of their own.
Huxley takes education about technology and its negative impact as one of the major themes in the novel, hence leading to a new technology and education being lost somewhere in the background. Huxley feared that advancement in technology would push people towards a trivial culture (River 31 1974). Being where they would be largely dependent on technology and embedded into a whole new culture would push them to leave their moral values behind and abolish their understanding of what is right and wrong. This would only lead them into certain taboo acts like having orgies and other sexual plays or acts. Huxley presents a perfect and reliable example of techno-poly and shows “transition of Technocracy to a Techno-poly” (Miller 1 par 4...
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...he novel and as well as the current situations of the society we live in today, it is clear that Huxley’s vision is accurate and reliable.
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