Loss Of Humanity And Individuality In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World reveals that altering nature through science leads to the loss of humanity and individuality. Huxley expresses this idea through setting, conflict and symbolism. The novel takes place in a totalitarian society where the citizens are born through cloning therefore this society lacks individuality as everyone is the same. The main character Bernard Marx deals with a continuous conflict throughout the whole story; how to fit in with his fellow class of alphas however he refuses to take part in the conditioning used to feel/become a true alpha and to lose his individuality. Soma is a drug commonly used to zone out the citizens, it also symbolizes an escape from reality and a way for the citizens to keep themselves …show more content…
Each individual is born synthetically through the “Bokanovsky 's process” a method of cloning. This process is used by the DHC to ensure faster and more efficient growth of the population. Although this advancement makes it much more efficient to produce, cloning alters natural birth methods in consequence there is a lack of distinction between the people of the civilization. This loss of humanity is further expressed when the director of the DHC explains the “Bokanovsky process” “ A bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide… making 96 humans beings grow where only 1 grew before.” (Huxley 3-4) It is evident that through the previous quotation each individual is being reproduced to make another then being formed into a class. Furthermore each person is restricted to the predestined fate of the class they have been assigned …show more content…
Birth reproducing produces more efficiently however individuals are not made through this process replicas are. Genetic engineering reassures order in society but there is no individual meaning as every member is part of a group. Drugs can aid in restoring one’s self in the contrary though making them a necessity is destructive and the chemical takes control of the person. Through the various points discussed above it is evident that scientific advancements aid our daily lives however if they are used to alter nature results can be harming such as a loss of humanity because of the very dependency of these

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