Brave New World Essay

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Brave New World Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a fictitious story about a future utopian society where people are mass-produced in laboratories. People have no emotions in this world where drugs and promiscuous sex are greatly encouraged. People are given labels according to their pre-natal intelligence assignment. These different classes all have specific roles within society and nobody is unhappy with their place. The Brave New World he was a fictitious story that sets up a symbolic mirror to our world that shows the reader what our world is slowly evolving to.

As young children, the utopians are conditioned to practice certain rituals, to later benefit society as a whole through the stability that these
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There are already certain American cities in which the number of divorces is equal to the number of marriages” (Huxley forward).
Huxley is saying that although our society would like to think that it is sexually stable, there is a lack of monogamy among the general population.

Another aspect of the Brave New World culture that is symbolically similar to our own culture, is the very distinct caste system. People of the Brave New
World are “born” with a specified intelligence level. This level of superiority (or inferiority) is group into different castes. For example, Alphas are the smart superior individuals, where as the Gammas are among the lower castes that are mass-produced to be almost identical. This is their way of classifying people according to each individual's biological makeup. Huxley comments on the biological caste system in his forward, “the equivalents of... the scientific caste system [of the Brave New World] are probably not more than three or four generations away.” Looking at our society today, we can see many ways in which biology determines personal worth. Many of today’s highest paying jobs go to those of biological superiority. Biologically superior supermodels receive millions of dollars because they were born with a pretty face. Athletes get respect and money for playing sports. Biology helps the football player because it makes him fast. By giving them physical superiority, such as

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