Babies In Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World

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There are many similarities between Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World and society in America today. Babies can be produced in laboratories, as well as being conceived naturally. This technology had led to both good and bad effects on each society. Also, a similarity in both societies is the portrayal of the true spirit of each individual. In today’s world, through the means of technology, scientists have discovered new ways to make conception possible for women who are deemed infertile. Scientists are able to remove an egg from a woman’s ovary, fertilize the egg with the man’s sperm, and place the fertilized egg into the woman’s uterus, thus being known as a “test-tube” baby. On July 25, 1978, the world's first successful "test-tube" baby,…show more content…
Babies are produced by means of the Bokanovsky Process which involves shocking an egg and splitting it so it forms up to ninety-six identical embryos, which transform into ninety-six human beings. This cloning process predestines the caste of each of the babies, thus discharging the freedoms of each individual. This “cookie cutter” society is similar, but not equal to the in vitro fertilization process, which occurs in today’s society. However, there is no such thing as a family, and babies are only produced to meet the economy’s standards. Children play erotic games in order to view sex as routine. Also, casual sex is promoted in order to denounce attachments. The Controllers want people in conformity and they do not want anyone to be able to think for…show more content…
In today’s society, everyone has their inalienable right to express themselves and be who they are. These rights, which allow us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, can never be taken away from us. However, people do not utilize these natural rights and often try to suppress their spirit in order to “fit in” with societies standards. This hedonistic culture conditions people to believe that showing your true emotions or opinions is “not cool.” People want to associate only with their “cliques,” such as the Alphas or Jocks. Often times, people become depressed and rely on anti-depressants to keep them sane, when all they have to do is be true to themselves and express themselves in a healthy way. A Brave New World strips each person of their uniqueness by conditioning babies to hate books and nature, and to be categorized into groups by means of violence and hypnopaedia. This society can represent what our future can be like if people keep suppressing their true selves. Cloning and conditioning are tools that are used in conforming today’s society. If people believe in themselves and express their true spirit and their true selves, the world will continue to be the remarkable dwelling that holds an infinite number of spirits that are constantly growing with each

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