Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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The constant development of society is faulted with the advancement of technology. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World presents a controlled society which creates a faulty idea of perfection to be obtained. The theme of technology being used to control society is faulted. The attainment of perfection is faulted through symbolism with the assembly line producing children, the taking of the drug soma, and the changing of one 's individual appearance to have all people look alike. The assembly of children takes away the individual process of birth. Escaping one’s harsh, cruel reality by taking soma gives the user a false sense of happiness.The changing of one’s appearance so that most of the people all look alike takes away individuality. For this reason, the assembly line is the first piece of technology to present a faulty idea of a perfect society in Brave New World. In Huxley’s Brave New World, the development of the assembly line takes away the birthing process of a baby with a mother. Ford is a god-like figure towards the World State. Henry Ford’s assembly line system of his car production highly influenced how the World State produces their children. The World State uses Ford’s ideas of mass production and applies it to biology. Children are pumped out of the assembly line and later conditioned to fit into specialized groups. The creation of people through technology dehumanizes their values. Creating people through machines take away the value of having a mother and…
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