Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
In the novel Brave new world by Aldous Huxley, the world state makes twins in bunches and conditions them the same, making everyone the exact same person. This makes everyone react based on their instincts like animals do. Where is the individuality in that? To make matters worse, those who are different are exiled from the world state. This stripes society of individual identity.
The Bokanovsky twins are a perfect example of how identity is being taken away. They all have identical genes from number one to ninety-six. They are conditioned in youth as one. The director of the hatchery states, "One egg, one embryo, one adult-normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult. Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before"(Huxley 1.12). If people were given identical genes and conditioned in the same environment, can you really identify one from another? If citizens are being conditioned the same way, then they will react more like animals instead of actual people. Citizens will start to react based on their instincts, more so like animals. Mustapha Mond explains to John that the reason for this is to tame the citizens like animals. john refers to citizens as animals, more like grasshoppers, to be exact:"Like locusts they came, hung poised, descended all around him on the heather. And from out of the bellies of these giant grasshoppers stepped men in white viscose-flannels, women (for the weather was hot) in acetate-shantung pajamas or velveteen shorts and sleeveless, half-unzippered singlets – one couple from each."(Huxley 18.70) John is saying that they came in packs and swarmed around him like animals do. To this point, the people in the World State are like pests.
When people are different from others in the society, they are exiled. Those who are...
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