Essay On Brave New World

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Early 1900’s a time of change and tragedy The explosion from the impact, the rush of water flooding every nook and cranny, abandoning ship and boarding the crowded lifeboats trying to stay out of the frigid water. The German submarine warfare in the early 1900’s took many lives, and in the case of the Lusitania, civilian lives. The world in the early 1900’s was influenced and shaped by many inventions but two stand out, the assembly line and the Ford Model T. The early 1900’s was a new time full of inventions and war, all influencing Aldus Huxley to write Brave New World. Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line is a huge advancement in manufacturing. This allows many items to be produced, by people with very little skill and training,…show more content…
According to the article titled 1900-1910 THE CENTURY TURNS: 1908 MODEL T AUTOMOBILE INTRODUCED, “Ford wanted to mass-produce a low-priced car available to most Americans.” He wanted this car to be cheap enough for all Americans to purchase, including the workers at his factory. Most cars in the early 1900’s were only for the rich, Ford proved that the normal person could afford one by making his affordable. The sinking of the Lusitania was a major event in Europe the stirred not only the British government but the American government as well. A German submarine sunk a passenger ship with a torpedo, killing many innocent lives. Woodrow Wilson outlined the tensions, in his notes, which climaxed in “the torpedoing and sinking of the British steamship Lusitania on May 7, 1915”. The tensions in the era could of shown Huxley that a utopian society, even a dystopian society would fare better than the one he lives in now. Many things in the early 1900’s influenced Huxley to write Brave New World. The inventions of the assembly line and the Ford Model T may of shaped the futuristic technology in the book. The sinking of the Lusitania influenced the dystopian society that the world has become. The early 1900’s were a time of great change and tragedy all influencing Huxley’s Brave New
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