Aldous Huxley 5 Essay

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Unfortunately, the drugs used in today's society aren't as safe as those used in Huxley's world. "Soma" is the drug of choice in Huxley's world which gave similar ‘highs' as does ecstasy, but did not have the harmful side effects. It is amazing that Huxley came up with this psychological high so many years ago that has an uncanny parallel to today's society. Aldous Huxley has been able to again predict a quality of the world that we live in today. Unfortunately, when one is caught doing or selling drugs, they could be fined or given a jail sentence that could last many years in our society. While Huxley's world has a consequence free lifestyle, our harsh world has punishments and the possibility of overdosing that can take life away.

The world that exists in 2005 draws many parallels to the fictional one presented in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Technologically speaking, the world that Bernard Marx inhabits has witnessed a total change in the way that humans are created. No longer are children conceived by parents who are responsible for raising them into functional members of society. Instead, one fertilized egg is split into what could be made into thousands of identical clones, producing a "batch" of children who are essentially photocopies of one another. These embryos are categorized into Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons to represent their roles in the social hierarchy. Each of these
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