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Aldous Huxley's Dystopian Literature

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Dystopia is subgenre of science fiction, because it depicts fictive future societies, and many of them use other elements of science fiction like time travel, space flight, amazing and advanced technologies, etc. After reading the dystopian fiction, we usually think about our fears of certain things that are going to happen, fears that we didn't early express enough. In the dystopian literature, the hero is always in a rebellion status although he is usually in a high-class according to the social system. He always refuses the rules and the system of the society and tries to change it. He sees that this system can be always improved to make the society better. He asks for the help of people who do not follow the state laws and traditions.…show more content…
As noted in his preface to the New Harper edition, at the time the book was written he "toyed" with the idea that "human beings are given free will in order to choose between insanity on the one hand and lunacy on the other." And we might well consider that John the Savage's rejection of civilization in the World State paralleled D. H. Lawrence's rejection of the civilization he knew. Also, many of the ideas presented during the discussion in the last chapter of this novel echo many of Huxley's own views and concerns about the effect scientific advancement and technology would have on the…show more content…
He links science, technology, and politics, and its argument that such a link will likely reduce human individuality. Throughout the novel, Brave New World, events, the features of the dystopian life are illustrated. The world Aldous Huxley creates in it seems to be scientifically-graded, controlled, comfortable and stable and the characters and their psychological analysis help in portraying its motto, but these perfect characteristics lead to the ideal dystopian society instead. One of the most illustrative themes in the novel is the control of technology. It seems that the world state uses technology to satisfy the societys needs. It appears in the rigid control of reproduction through technological and medical intervention, including the surgical removal of ovaries, the Bokanovsky process, and hyponapaedia conditioning. Men are not born but decanted in bottles. They are carefully selected and conditioned before and after decantation for their set functions in a caste society. “One egg, one embryo, one adult normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide from eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into perfectly formed embryo into a full-sized adult. Making ninety-six
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