Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay

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Man’s subjective attempts to define his and his society’s progress throughout history have often resulted in his detachment from the profound questions of his relationship to both physical nature and moral values. In Aldous Huxley’s 1932 satirical novel, Brave New World, he epitomizes his vision into an authentic reality, commenting on the dehumanizing notions associated with technology as a source of control. By doing so, he raises universal themes of individuality and morality, questioning the perceived need for humanity to conform as a single force, rather than a society of distinctive characteristics. Likewise, Dr Seuss’ 1984 childrens picture text and social commentary, The Butter Battle Book, reinforces this need for caution. Through certain features, both composer’s powerfully represent the pertinent concepts

Aldous Huxley wrote his dystopian novel, Brave New World (hereafter BNW), in 1932 as a result of his cynical beliefs of decade of society and disgusted by the behavior of his class, and his novel reinforces the extent to which his disillusionment of society and its values had influenced him. BNW is a satirical vision of the future that criticizes consumerism, mass production declining values and totalitarianism. The satire acts as a warning to his audience about the destructive tendencies of science, and what would happen if political systems adopted the notions used in the World State. Throughout his dystopia, Huxley emphasises that in order for a utopia to…

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