Brave New World
In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, shows the many problems that come with the government having too much control of citizen’s lives. “Normal” birth soon becomes a thing of the past when the government becomes obsessed with having each person to their liking. They control this by the Bokanosky process, which is when the remove the women’s ovaries. Not wanting any margin of error, “the state” is always looking for ways to improve technology, in order to create the perfect person. The ‘Director’ say he’s delighted when “Ninety- six identical twins working ninety-six identical machines! For the first time in history…Community, Identity, Stability. If we could bokanovskify indefinitely the whole problem would be solved.” His wish was to make everyone identical so there would be no uniqueness in the world. Scary as is may seem this is the future of the Brave New World.
Huxley is essentially mocking modern day society in Brave New World. Society, today is all about beauty and looks. Slim is in, and that’s the only way to be. “Natural beauty” is more and more a thing of the past. Because individuality is no longer accepted, plastic surgery is more popular and is taking over. The citizens do not have enough strong will to not fit in by following the crowd. You must strive to be different and not follow the “crowd”. This is the only way we can stand out and not end up living in a society like Brave New World.