Loss Of Humanity In Brave New World

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Loss of Humanity Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is a satirical piece of fiction, based on a false symbol of any type of universal happiness. Huxley writes about a society stripped of corrupt behavior, lack of morals, religion, essence of a family unit and human emotion. Huxley creates a dystopian world where a totalitarian government controls society by using technology and science. The price for happiness in the Brave New World is simple, loss of individualism. The purpose of this paper is to explain Huxley’s future predictions of a corrupt society seen through: controlled reproduction, sexual freedom, brain washing/sleep-teaching and the use of mind altering drugs. Huxley’s Brave New World begins with humans no longer producing offspring. Ovaries, which produce ova, are surgically removed and fertilized in artificial receptacles and incubated in specially designed bottles. Each fetus is put in a particular caste. The five caste being Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon undergo a Bokanovsky Process. Here the egg receives a shocking that divides to form up to ninety-six identical embryos, which…show more content…
By allowing the use of Soma, the citizen can completely drown personal sorrows and find an escape from reality. A citizen would be told “take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology” (Huxley, 37). By taking this drug, the population can feel better and create a positive feeling to the ruling power that supply’s their happiness. The government holds control over the apathetic and one-minded population. Stability was practically assured within the population (Huxley, 38). In this new world the drug is considered to be better than the sex they practiced. Therefore, the user is vulnerable to the government. All citizens are comfortable with their lack of freedom and self-control
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