Brave New World
There is a great deal of evidence that supports the idea that we, in the twenty first century, are headed toward the society described by Huxley in Brave New World. Such things as advances in technology, government yearning for complete control, and an uncontrollable world population are many of the reasons Huxley’s world might become our own.
Scientific advancements in technology are made everyday. The Bokanovsky Process is one of these advancements that could possibly be made. It is not impossible to create 96 embryos from one egg.
Aldous Huxley’s Novel Brave New World, shows the issues of the dystopian society having an almost opposite moral than our society. Huxley uses many literary elements such as allegory to hide the hidden meanings of the book that he's trying to get across to readers, symbolism to show the corrupt government upon which they live, and animal imagery with strong connotative diction to add humorous claims to a dreary dystopia. These are used to describe the actual events in the 1930s such as the Great Depression, the industrial manufacturing of the assembly line, the many corrupt politicians like Hoover and The New Deal, the social and cultural reforms, and the building of the first skyscrapers. Huxley uses this to portray his ideals about the ever changing and rapidly growing 1930’s.
In conclusion, ……. While reading this novel you could agree that there have been many different similarities between both the book and society today. However Huxley did not ‘predict the future’ but instead concluded what the future could be like. With that being said Brave New World is not the same as our society yet, but more of a preview of what could be revealed to us in future
It is an odd thing to think about, how closely related a utopian society and a dystopian society really are. Numerous aspects determine if there is dystopia present, and these can change depending on the point of view. A dystopia to one person could be an utter utopia to another, it all depends on the individual's perspective. Brave New World is an excellent example of how dystopia/utopia can be viewed.
Although Huxley's novel is set in the far, far future, his predictions are coming into view much sooner than that. Technology has come a long way, and has given a lot of simplicity to one’s life. However, it comforted society so much that society started to depend on it too much. By depending on it too much, society allowed technology to replace the use of one’s mind. In Brave New World, Huxley predicts what is happening in today’s world and what will continue happening in the near future.
“Twenty-seven years later, in this third quarter of the twentieth century A.D., and long before the end of the first century A.F., I feel a good deal less optimistic than I did when I was writing Brave New World. The prophecies made in 1931 are coming true much sooner than I thought they would.” Resting anxiously and awaiting the Final Revolution in his psychedelic afterlife, Aldous Huxley still echos an invaluable wisdom to the generations of today and the future. The prophecies he made in Brave New World, written in 1931, are some of the most compelling ever made through the medium of fictional prose narrative. The previous pessimistic postulation though was not made in his opus, but rather it is from Huxley 's non-fiction work Brave New World Revisited, written in 1958, in which he concluded
Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World contains many predictions of the future a few centuries in, but the way the book is depicted the future can be defined as today in the year 2017. This novel is written in a satire tone therefore it is not meant to be taken serious but in today’s day and age it is not as far-fetched as it seems. Brave New World can be considered to be a prophetic vison because being published in 1932 the reader would have never expected that the majority of the details within the book would become facts and not fiction in the future. Huxley would have never figured his thoughts and ideas would be true. Huxley incorporates drastic changes in the scientific realm to how their society is formed. The novel takes place in a dystopian society which leaves the reader with the question: Is our society any different than the society in Brave New World?
Reality is a main concept used in the film The Matrix as well in the novel Brave New World, as both involve some tension where the real world seems impossible compare to the world that is live in the moment. One of the main question is what is reality? Stated from Morpheus from the film “If you're talking about your senses, what you feel, taste, smell, or see, then all you're talking about are electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” the brain is not able to tell the difference until it is seen and explain to it.
Many people attempt to predict what has yet to come but many do not manage to account for valid results; however, Aldous Huxley brakes previous schemas and manages to create an illusionary literary fragment that strangely resembles our world today. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, a science fiction novel published in 1932, portrays a view of an impeccable and idealized, technologically advanced London in A.F. (After Ford) 632, where Bernard Marx faces the possibility of exile to Iceland due to unconformity.
Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, based his novel on what he believed the future could end up like following advances in technology. Brave New World is set several hundred years in the future, in a society modeled after the innovations of Ford’s “Model T” and the accompanying conveyor belt.