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    Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932, is a novel which takes place in London about five hundred years into the future, where a world called the World State, in which humans are being bioengineered and conditioned to be profoundly social beings, is depicted as a stabilized society. Comparison of these two different worlds, the World State and contemporary society, will show the basis of how each view social issues and deal with them. Today’s contemporary society is in some ways different than that of the World State, but as we view the two worlds, we can see some of the differences as well as some similarities that they have. An analysis of the ideas of love/sex and individualism intertwines due to the fact that choosing…

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    similar to the book Brave New World. Within the book the “advanced” society is based upon conditioning, genetic engineering, dictatorship, and drugs. They live in a world with a lack of intimacy, critical thinking, and individualization. Everyone is happy because everyone has been conditioned to desire their predestined positions in society. Look at our society, we are conditioned every time we turn on our television sets, listen to the radio, look at our social media feed, or even attempt to…

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    Karl Marx once said, “If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all” (Marx). It may be true that Marxism can bring a more collective good; however, it is also true that many things are unbeneficial for the people living in the society. The novels Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell exemplify these unfavorable tendencies brought on by the Marxist theory.…

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    Imagine a society where individuality does not exist. Everyone has a predisposed fate when it comes to their career and intelligence, knows nothing more or nothing less than what is presented to you through hypnopaedia, has no voice in society. Everyone and everything is completely controlled. This scenario replicates the World State. The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley centers around the unattainable idea of a utopia; however, the society described better reflects a dystopia and was…

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    The novel Brave New World shows that in order for a utopian society to achieve a state of stability, a loss of individuality, and the undoings of Mother Nature must occur. That being said successfully engineering these conditions produces a world of hope where the people are finally living a "happily ever after", but at a great cost. Community, Identity, and Stability is part of the conditions that plays a major role in the novel Brave New World. Community did not have the meaning that we…

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    A Brave New World opens up in the year of 632 A.F. All of civilization has been obliterated by a terrible war. After this a new era is produced under the man Henry Ford, who enforces stability through dictatorship. The society depicted in the story is based off of a caste system. Ford created and maintained peace throughout society by producing children in factories and conditioning them to act a certain way when it came to society and also by tranquilizing adults with a drug called “soma”.…

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    Soma In Brave New World

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    Our Modern Day Soma In Brave New World, author Aldous Huxley describes a drug called soma. Soma is taken by the majority of the World State’s population. This drug is often taken when someone is dealing with something “unpleasant”; it helps to relax them and keep them “happy”. However, soma has a dark side to it. The World State uses the soma to control the citizens by keeping them oblivious to the harsh reality of their world. Our entertainment is like soma’s effect on the citizens of Huxley’s…

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    Brave New World Reveals Common Modern Conflicts Aldous Huxley was a successful novelist in the early to mid nineteen hundreds with Brave New World and many non-fictional novels. Earlier on in Huxley’s career he edited for magazines, such as, Oxford Poetry and published short stories and poetry. It wasn’t until after well into his mid career that he published some of his most successful works like Brave New World in 1932. Huxley wrote Brave New World with the impact of the great depression and…

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    There is an innate need in our hearts to identify with a group, both for protection and self-satisfaction. It is only through belonging that we can break out of the shell of individualism ad self-centeredness that both protects and isolates us. However the human drive for belonging also has its pitfalls. Aldous Huxley, in his novel, “Brave New World”, demonstrates that individuals living in dystopian or utopian societies alter their perspectives and personal opinions in order to feel they belong…

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    their imagination and beliefs utilized by society, to create a world that emphasizes on perfection. The tendencies of people to conceptualize utopian societies is for the use of comparing current society to how humans may better organize themselves in the future. In both Aldous Huxley's Brave new world and, the Academy Award winning movie “Gattaca” we are shown the concepts, each artist conveys to be the future outcome if society were to Utopianize. Genetic discrimination,…

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