Essay Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

797 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a novel written in 1931. Set in London, nearly six hundred years in the future (“after ford”). Human life has been almost entirely industrialized. Named for the great industrialist Henry Ford who refined mass production techniques for automobiles. World Controllers rule the world and ensure the stability of society through the creation of a five caste system. Alphas and Betas are at the top of the system and act as the scientists, politicians, and other top minds. While Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons are at the bottom and represent the world’s industrial working class. Now this novel Brave New World anticipates developments in reproductive technology, social conditioning, sex, and drugs. In Brave New World sex and drugs are normal in society. The children at little age are introduce to sex. The children are encouraged to play erotic, sexual games. A boy who refuses to play with a young girl must go to a psychologist. Sex in Brave New World is normal, everyone does it and is not considered as a sin. Also, a new drug called soma was invented which acted like cocaine or heroin but which had no ill side effects. The drug ensured that people would spend their time hallucinating rather than thinking. The government continues to distribute soma to its citizens every week. Even drugs are normal in society. The government hands them out to the people. So far this Brave New World is not a world I would not like to live in. Children are introduce to…

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