Essay on Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

1684 Words Jun 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Because Aldous Huxley was concerned about the dangers of scientific progress, he wrote a novel predicting a future in which technology dominates mankind. In Huxley’s Brave New World, John perceives the New World society – which he had high hopes for – as wicked, disgusting, and foolish. John disagrees with many aspects of this morally corrupt society: open sexuality, hypnopaedia, use of a brainwashing drug, and lack of individualism. During his experience in the New World, John befriends Bernard and Helmholtz, who both reject some of the society’s principles. Realizing that technology can control mankind, Huxley warns the readers the dangers of this possible dystopia through the experiences of the characters. Although Bernard Marx feels rebellious toward the New World society, Huxley shows that the way the government unites the citizens under Ford’s principles can even corner an outcast, such as Bernard, to fit in with this outrageous society. Because Bernard appears physically different from the other English citizens, he feels exiled from the society: “Too little bone and brawn had isolated Bernard from his fellow men, and the sense of this apartness” (Huxley 67). This isolation develops his resentment toward the New World, as this society views him condescendingly. In addition, isolating himself from the New World citizens prevents him from following the society’s immoral beliefs on how citizens should behave to maintain the society’s stability. Since Bernard is…

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