Brave New World Analysis

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Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, displays a dystopia ridden with people lacking individuality as a result of massive and extreme modernization. Certainly, industrialization changed the face of our world, and not just by increasing production. The effects of modernization stretch past physical characteristics; they are seeded in the morals, attitudes, and behaviors of our society. Aldous Huxley saw massive operation taking root in twentieth-century culture and feared for the future. Huxley’s use of satire expresses his prediction for society: that replacing family values and emotions with mass production will deteriorate humanity, and modern research shows this prediction to be alarmingly accurate.
In the novel, family, one of our fundamental human values, is portrayed as scandalous and outdated. Huxley establishes this idea early in the book, when the students were given a tour of the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. Mustapha Mond, one of the ten World Controllers, spooked the boys when he asked them to “Try to realize what it was like to have a viviparous mother … Try to imagine what ‘living with one’s family’ meant” (Huxley 36). Even the thought of what we consider a normal family is portrayed as repulsive, something one would be ashamed of. When the boys, respectful to the World Controller, tried to imagine these practices, they did so “obviously without the smallest success” (Huxley 36). Huxley takes their negative view of family values a

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