Brave New World

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Mrs. Monte
English 101- Period 2
8/20/12
Brave New World

Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, demonstrates that use of technology that we use today. Comparing the book to society today, in 632 A.F. The government had owned all of the new studies, almost too much of the experiments. It had way too much control over the social lives of the natural citizens. Every new body that is born becomes of the governments liking, which leaves “natural” child birth out of the picture. It is known as the Bokanosky Process, taking the ovaries out of a woman and hypnopaedic conditioning. The mindset the government had was they were constantly making newer and better technology to create “perfect” individuals without error. "The mockery made him feel an outsider; and feeling an outsider he behaved like one, which increased the prejudice against him and intensified the contempt and hostility aroused by his physical defects. Which in turn increased his sense of being alien and alone. A chronic fear of being slighted made him avoid his equals, made him stand, where his inferiors were concerned, self-consciously on his dignity." this direct quote is an exact example of the society we live in today. Mainly women, with some men think they are ugly. It seems as if many Americans believe that plastic surgery is the answer to becoming beautiful. Our culture is not accepting to the fact that most people living in this world are happy with the way their body and looks are. Self consciousness is the main reason for a person in this day and age to change the way they look by injecting harmful chemicals into their bodies. These people will have to live with it for the rest of their lives whether they are happy with it or not. There are so Makidon 2

many advertisements and beauty products that encourage humans to change their personal appearance. Natural beauty was given to every individual from birth, whether it may be looks or the heart of a person. "Alpha children wear grey....
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