Dehumanization In A Brave New World

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Marisa Carroll Harris Senior Honors 3rd 5 February 2013 From Perfect Happiness to Realization In 1932, Aldous Huxley wrote A Brave new World as a warning and prediction for generations to come. 75 years later in today’s society, we are well on our way to transforming into the nightmare that Huxley predicted. Life has changed so rapidly because of the dangers of imperfection. As today's hedonistic society strives for perfection and happiness, people are dehumanized and robbed of their moral values that match Huxley's fears of society in A Brave New World. The life of a World State citizen begins in a bottle. In this bottle, they are conditioned through the appropriate dosage of oxygen, alcohol and other substances to become whatever…show more content…
Social standards are set and spread through the media and this alone keeps our people in line. Whether it is shopping for the latest fashion trend or listening to popular radio stations, people look for ways to fit in among their peers. Today, it seems like all people care about is fitting in with the crowd. People would rather talk about where the best restaurant is than how to solve the problem of starving children in third world countries. This loss of values has added to the deterioration of modern society. Huxley correctly predicted that this triviality would be the downfall. Although Brave New World may seem preposterous to us, it is quite the mirror image of today's society. Keeping in mind the progress that science has made from the Scientific Revolution, it would not be an outrageous assumption to say that by connecting personal interests of scientists and society in general, there is the possibility of achieving a world close to, if not identical to World State. Works Cited Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. Print. Ruck, Julia, and Carolin Rein. "Drugs in Brave New World and in the Present World."Peutinger-Gymnasium. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2013. "Who's Who in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932)." Who's Who in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932). BLTC Research, n.d. Web. 06 Feb.
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