Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World Essay

1487 Words Jun 4th, 2015 6 Pages
Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, conveys a futuristic view of a utopian society in which all aspects of life seem to resemble perfection and meticulous organization. Having been written during a time of social unrest and new ideologies, the novel addresses changes during the time frame as well as the impacts of the time period on individuals of society. Many ideas and personal experiences of Aldous Huxley are conveyed to the audience through Brave New World, including his family background, religious views, and imaginations for an ideal society. Huxley reveals aspects of his own life and personal beliefs; in addition to this, Huxley personalizes a few characters in his classic to convey fragments of himself as an individual. A duration of Huxley’s life was spent under a rigid, harsh-controlling government. Raised in Italy during the reign of fascist Benito Mussolini, Huxley grew up under an authoritarian who “fought against birth control in order to produce enough manpower for… war” (“Aldous Huxley - Biography – The Author and His Times”). The government imposed extreme population control for self-promotion; this ideology is reflected in Brave New World by the government, the World State. Unlike the fascist, authoritarian government, the World State implements the complete opposite ideology of strict birth control, the synthetic creation of children, and the sterilization of the majority of the population. Women are taught since infancy to always take “contraceptive…

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