Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay example

1491 Words Mar 31st, 2015 6 Pages
Today, the modern world represents a great unbalance and can be seen as unstable. Society is separated by growing technologies and personal beliefs. Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932, describes a society that is based on three words; Unity, Stability, and Identity. These three principles create the Utopian (perfect) society setting that citizens could only wish for in 1932. Brave New World describes eugenics, pharmaceuticals, love and marriage, and technological advances that come very close to what society uses today. In his writing, Huxley presented ideas that were not realistic in his time, but are most certainly realistic in modern time. In 1907, the state of Indiana passed the world’s first mandatory sterilization law. It applied to “inmates of state institutions who are insane, idiotic, imbecile, feeble minded, and epileptic, and who by the laws of heredity are the probable potential parents of socially inadequate offspring likewise afflicted” (Stern 29). This law was later repealed in 1974, long after Huxley’s book was published. In Brave New World, Huxley uses eugenics in a similar way. The World State government has control over reproduction in the World State. Citizens do not reproduce naturally and are taught to view natural reproduction as uncivilized and savage-like. Rather than being reproduced naturally, children are created in test tubes. They start as embryos and are housed in factories while they grow. The Bokanovsky Process…

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