Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

1965 Words Mar 5th, 2015 8 Pages
Neal Mars
Professor Bradley
English 1102
February 19, 2015
Brave New World “Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ is largely about what we got – a consumerist post God happy land …” This quote from Kyle Smith in his article about Brave New World is an example on how the world is becoming the dystopia that Aldous Huxley created in Brave New World. In Brave New World people are taken away from reality by a drug called soma, the belief in Henry Ford as a God instead of a person, the technological control from birth that changes what a person wants to something that the government wants the citizen to know, the fear or an all powering state, and the alienation of people forced into a society they don’t want to be in or are not wanted in. Soma a drug that supplies instant gratification to a person in the Brave New World is similar to how technology today supplies people with a way to shut out the rest of the world and enter another world, the fantasy world! In Brave New World soma is used to control the populous and keep them from realizing how little freedom they have. Soma in the book is similar to how technology can alter what us citizens think and act towards the government today. “Led some to suggest that technological evolution is more important to humanity’s near future than biological evolution …” (Tim Wu) Aldous Huxley predicted just this. In Brave New World pregnancy is no more and having your own child does not exist, but instead they make people out of technology…

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