Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay

2209 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 9 Pages
What would life be like if it took place in a dystopic society? What would change and what would remain the same? A dystopian society is described or defined as: “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.” In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, readers are shown the life of Bernard Marx and other characters that live in this very controlled and futuristic world. It is shown as a “perfect” world gone wrong. Even though everyone seems happy and problem free, there are some instances that beg to differ with its way of being the “perfect” world. In the novel, it exposes the reality of their caste systems. The caste systems are such an important part of their way of life, that they are told what part of the caste they are in as young as babies. Bernard Marx is an Alpha-plus (high-caste) and has always been an outcast. Readers follow the life of Bernard through his journey of realizing how corrupt and horrible his world seemed to be. He goes against many important people, and the outcomes from this either work in and out of his favor. Huxley’s novel will surely help readers realize how relevant his novel is to the modern society. Despite being written in 1931 and published in 1932. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is an example of a novel that is still relevant to today’s society due to its concept of life, the use of technology, and its idea on individuality. The concept of life has always been a straightforward…

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