Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World Essay

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Science Takes Over

Jordyn Erger
Ms. Hayes
Ap Lit/Comp
7 December 2016

Science Takes Over
As Albert Einstein said, “Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.” Society is constantly trying to use science to create new technology in order to make living easier. If people replace science and technology with what is truly important, like family, knowledge, and emotions, it will lead to the worsening of the society instead of making it better. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, science takes over, which dehumanizes the society and causes them to lack emotions, desires, spirituality, and relationships. First, science has taken over the need for families. In Brave New World there is no need for families because they use science to create. They also use science to raise the children, therefore there is no need for parents. The story opens with the Director giving a group of boys a tour of the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Centre. The boys are being taught about the Bokanovsky and Podsnap’s processes. The Bokanovsky Process is the method the society uses to reproduce: “Selected women are paid the equivalent of six-month’s salary to undergo an operation in which an ovary is excised and kept ‘alive and actively developing.’ As such, the ovary will continue to produce eggs…

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