Brave New World Essay

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Alexander Dinh Phil 101 T 6:30-9:30 Professor Blakey 24 Sept 2013 Brave New World Response Option I: In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World there are several ways that their world and todays world are similar. In the Brave New World citizens are assigned their social status and occupation. There are different classes in which the people are grouped, such as Alphas and Betas, a class that has higher levels of knowledge and better jobs. Below them are the Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons, which are the lowest of the classes. In our society we have upper, middle, and lower classes as well, where the alphas and betas of our world have higher levels of knowledge and better jobs as well. Like the society in Brave New World "Everyone works for every one else. We can't do without any one.”(Huxley 91) In our world and theirs there is a viscous cycle of people working together without really knowing it, one wouldn’t exist without the other. There wouldn't be teachers if there wasn't children to teach, that is why more times than not the student becomes the teacher. In Brave New World, people are quite social, but not on a deeply connected level, this is similar in our world today with social media. People may have a substantial amount of friends or followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to name a few, but people don't really know these people on a deep level, its more of like they “know of” this person. You may be friends with someone on one of these social outputs, but in reality you don't really know them personally. Social media is meant to bring people “closer” together, but in reality it does the complete opposite, it's actually making society grow further and further apart from the real world. In Brave New World their society uses hynopaedia and in modern society we are exposed to advertisements. We are constantly exposed to advertisements by means of billboards,

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