Essay Harper ' Brave New World ' : Stripping Of Individuality

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Stripping of Individuality in Brave New World Brave New World takes place during the equanimous year of A.F 632, in a hatchery located in Central London. Since society had been rapidly changing due to scientific advancements, and Huxley thought that since he had such an affluent background in the sciences, he would be able to write a novel about manipulating the genetic background. Then he realized, that with the advancement of technology and applied science, not only would he be able to write about the manipulation of genetics, but also about a corrupt government that uses this concept to its’ advantage. Huxley knew that this plan was not foolproof, there must be a flaw to a perfect society and it was the exclusion of many of the worldly pleasures as we know them today. In Brave New World, the stripping of individuality and identity causes certain characters to sacrifice certain worldly pleasures, but Bernard, John Savage, and Lenina defy that rule. Throughout the novel, Bernard Marx displays several heretical practices that help the story progress and display the negative effects of the World State. Since the beginning, Bernard has been known to be a flaw in the set of embryos created in the Hatchery, in other words he has been known to “slip through the net” (Pollerd 34). He is considered to be a defective product of the bokanovsky process because his surrogate had high alcohol content in her bloodstream. Bernard is an Alpha Plus, but is associated with the Gammas…

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