Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Kayvon Chase AP English Argument: Is Huxley’s vision more relevant than Orwell’s Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell are two books that imagined what the future would be like at the times when they were written. Both stories have dark visions of what the future would be like, but one seems to be more relevant in my mind. Contemepary social critic, Neil Postman thinks Brave New World is more relevant today and I agree with him. I agree with Postman’s assertion that Brave New World is more relevant today because the society I live in today resembles his prediction so closely. One thing Postman talked about in his assertion was technology. When talking about Huxley’s vision, Postman stated that Huxley thought people would “adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think”. I find this to be one of the truest statements in Postman’s assertion. In Brave New World, technology and science becomes such an important…show more content…
Postman states in his assertion that Huxley feared we would become a “trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumble puppy”. Throughout the story, sex is one of the main and entertaining and distracting factors to man. In Brave New World, once Bernard got a chance to, he would take advantage of his popularity and have intercourse with various women. Based on my experiences in today’s society, I’ve noticed that the more “popular” you are the more sex you have. Many of the things we hear on the radio or watch on TV depict various sexual scenes. In Brave New World the feelies were used to create strong sexual feeling for the person watching it. Today’s world even has commercials that have sexual scene because sex has become such a huge thing in the world today, especially in today’s youth. The simple thing to say is that sex sells and is a big part of the world of Brave New World and it is
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