Essay on Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

1370 Words Dec 17th, 2015 6 Pages
In the novel Brave New World, Huxley believes its society is perfect because of the genetic engineering of its citizens in the World State. Through genetic engineering of its citizens, the World State achieves an all happy society with predestined skills before they are even born. Although Brave New World contains drug use, sexual scenes, and is a loveless society it should remain in the high school curriculum because it teaches the reader the cost of maintaining a utopian society through the use of technology and the same reasons for drug use in today’s society compared to Huxley’s society. In Brave New World, a utopian society for everyone to be happy with their predestined job comes a great cost. Humans are genetically engineered to have a certain strength, intelligence and aptitude for their job and baby’s that undergo hypnopedia are brain washed before they are to go out into society. The World State uses the means of technology to make its citizen happy and their lives fulfilled to the point that they do not care for their own individualism. In the beginning of the novel, the Director tell the students "The lower the caste," said Mr. Foster, "the shorter the oxygen" (Huxley 12). In the human hatchery the facility breeds multiple humans from a single embryo, the technology of cloning is a significant scientific achievement but is abused by the World State by altering the intelligence and strength of the embryos to fit their assigned castes in the society. The Director…

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