Brave New World Vs. The House of The Scorpions

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Brave New World Vs. The House of The Scorpions
Dystopia; an “imaginary” society in which citizens are dehumanized and live what readers deem as an unpleasant, worthless life. Nancy Farmer’s novel The House of The Scorpions and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are two dystopian novels that paint a surreal image of two societies on two opposite sides of the spectrum. Farmer’s novel depicts the life of a clone of the head of a huge drug cartel named El Patron. The clone, Matt, lives in a house of secrecy and lies, however, his life in other’s eyes seems picture-perfect. On the opposite end, Huxley’s novel depicts a test-tube, artificial society in which humans are not born, but decanted
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However, The House of the Scorpions takes place in an entirely different setting. Farmer’s novel takes place some time in the future though the year is not clearly stated. The society is that of a very aristocratic uprising with the exception of the eejits (clones and or brainwashed people made to be slaves) and a few human workers. El Patron, the head of the society, states that the society is somewhere on the border of the United States and Mexico. This is further proved by the tropical climate and growth of grapes for wine as well as several other mysterious crops. One section of the plantation, mansion like area can be described when Farmer stated (6) “The poppy fields weren’t completely deserted.. now and then he would see horses... walking through the pale white flowers... and with that discovery a desire grew to see even more..” (Page 6) By stating this, Farmer is also able to further instate the uneasiness of the society, as well as Matt’s uprising of questions about his upbringing.
Society, Cultural Norms, and Outcasts:
Huxley’s Brave New World and Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion both show two different styles of a dystopian society. Along with the revealing of the society comes several odd cultural norms, and those who may question the society (aka: the outcasts). Huxley is able to show the base of society by describing Bokanovsky’s process in the very first chapter. The stability of the society
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