A Utopia Gone Astray By Aldous Huxley

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In the technological age the World is in today, it is not hard to imagine a life built on the idea of total perfection. As more innovations come about and humanity continues to technologically progress toward a “perfect world” mankind is actually closing the gap between emotion and dystopia. A utopia gone astray is displayed in Aldous Huxley 's novel Brave New World. The technological advances used to pursuit a flawless society ultimately cause the deterioration of human relationships. A utopian society is a community that possess perfect qualities. In Brave New World the stride towards perfection is aided by advanced technology. The World State has new innovations that allows people to regularly extend human capabilities. Child Birth is no longer a natural event but instead is a synthetic process in this futuristic world. Birth occurs outside of the women’s womb and with chemical engineering produces “…an average of nearly eleven thousand brothers and sister in a hundred and fifty batch of identical twins, all within two years of the same age”(Huxley 8). Society is separated into different groups: Epsilon, Deltas, Gammas, Betas, and Alphas every child is created to be able to perfectly execute the duties of their specific categorization. Productivity is a major component of life in the World State and when people are not working they are enjoying recreational activities and entertaining their shallow relationships. Derek D Miller explains that in the World…

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