Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Huxley often repeats how important technology is in society. By using several references to technology, such as high-tech laboratory equipment that create new embryos and different types of helicopters for transportation, throughout the book, he proposes a radical idea that government can take advantage of people and their lifestyles by using technology. Huxley also uses the idea of a utopia in society, which is a place where all things are considered to be perfect or have no flaws. In this Utopia, the government uses a drug called soma to control the World State’s population. These ideas and consumables are considered to be the controlling aspects of society. In the novel, Brave New World society is considered to be a utopia due to the medicines and technology that has been created such as the drug soma. Because of the utopian society, people lack creativity and personality because of what the government has done. In the novel, Huxley depicts order controlled by an all-powerful state trying to preserve its own stability and power. "Just to give you a general idea," he would explain to them. For of course some sort of general idea they must have, if they were to do their work intelligently – though as little of one, if they were to be good and happy members of society, as possible. For particulars, as every one knows, make for virtue and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fret-sawyers and…
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