Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Huxley’s utopia in Brave New World foreshadowed and illuminated the complications within modern day society. Upon its release, the narrative became widely banned all over the United States due to the unorthodox thoughts and actions of multiple characters in it. Early readers, as well as modern day audiences, feared and rejected the ideals that Huxley incorporated into his perfect society; however, our society today is heading towards the dark paths the older generations desired to avoid. The technological advances that have developed throughout the decades have assisted geneticists to genetically modify embryos to produce the desired traits that today’s society deems popular. Scientists have been able to discover ways to alter chromosomes in organisms. As of February 1, 2016, English scientists received permission from the British government, and they will be publicly funded to change the genes of human embryos; therefore, solidifying Huxley’s similar ideals of Bokanovsky’s process within Brave New World (Gallagher). The technological advancements are not only changing our world genetically, but emotionally. Psychiatrists can provide patients with new medicines and drugs that will strip them from their unwanted feelings, and allow them to regain their homeostasis and happiness. In the World State, the people used Soma to “calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering” (Huxley 238). Contrary to the enforced drug in the
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