Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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Sarah Dennison

Mrs. Hooper

Senior Paper

March 27, 2015


Humans have always craved and strived for perfection in all aspects of life. Perfection is defined as “the highest degree of proficiency, skill or excellence as in some art” according to the Collins English Dictionary(perfection). Many people believe that an excessive effort to become perfect can be counteractive and lead to dysfunctionality. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, characters live in a dystopian society that sprouted from the human yearning for perfection. Although the citizens in Brave New World are genetically engineered to be perfect individuals and are on soma constantly to keep them happy and efficient, they lack individuality.. Brave New World is a novel that clearly demonstrates that trying to create a perfect society can result in loss of individuality.

In the criticism written by Jake Pollard, State Versus the Individual: Civil Disobedience in Brave New World, Pollerd states “ Huxley takes Ford 's aim to its logical extreme in Brave New World, wherein not only are human beings biologically engineered to meet the physical requirements of the job they are predestined to perform”. Pollerd also says “After the embryos mature and are ‘decanted,’ the resultant infants are raised by the state, which subjects them to a rigorous process of psychological conditioning, thereby ensuring that its citizens are perfectly satisfied with their caste and unthinkingly uphold the values of
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