Essay on Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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Think of this; as of right now, this second, the world can be destroyed in the push of a button. Can you believe that such a power is possessed by modern society? Throughout the world, science is turning from a helpful tool to a piercing two-handed sword that needs caution when held. In Brave New World, the author, Aldous Huxley, shows us a world that has been over-encumbered with science and technology. Eugenics techniques are used with reproduction of humans instead of natural birth and the world is essentially controlled by selected “controllers”. In addition, the greater population almost has no freedom to charter their lives. All of the thought provoking aspects of Brave New World were brought upon by his difficult life. Aldous was born on July 26, 1894. His family included some of the most thoughtful and revered scientists and thinkers of the time in England. Throughout his childhood, he knew he was different; he was more intelligent and felt superior to the rest of his classmates. One event that permanently changed Huxley was his mother’s death from cancer when he was just a teenager (somaweb 1) When he attended college at Eton he was diagnosed with a serious eye illness which caused him to lose much of his sight. When he recovered his sight he attended Oxford University. After he was married in 1919, he traveled much in Europe. His brother during the time period was very active in the eugenics movement of the 1920’s which touched on the topics of in-vitro…

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