Comparison Between Brave New World and Our World of 2012
Every individual wants a perfect world. A world deprived of violence, judgment, or strife, in that people create their own worlds, they find their superlative way of living, the ideal thought of religion, and the ‘perfect’ government. That’s when you get a utopia, but when you flip it and all those ideas of equality and perfection it’s different and is a complete dystopia. Our world that we live in is neither, nothing is of absolute good and nothing is of absolute bad. We live in an unhinged society that keeps us going. Sex, drugs, love, consumerism, family, god, status, and society in general face relentless change and are unalike from everyone’s points of view. You can change everything from place to place, story to story, based upon your own knowledge of the world you live in, and the world you live in is such a base factor for your imagination that really anything can become anything. Aldous Huxley bases Brave New World strongly on what he had experienced and seen in the world, and now has a relevance to our current world that we see today. He has taken a view of a separate society, twisted it, and formed it to what he believed could happen in the future. Is it really much different then what has happened? At first look it looks nothing alike, but when you dig deeper you see the similarities and the differences around topics that have faced us everyday.
Huxley creates a utopian world where nothing is mistrusted and everyone thinks that all that happens there is right, except for the select few. His utopian creation sets up a place where there is no judgment and a lot more freedom still with the imminent domain of control. Control is a major aspect the effects us all, and doesn’t modify much but rings us in to bear the fact that we have limits and rules that cannot be broken. With his openness of sex, erotic play in young children, use of drugs, statuses, and consumerism, Huxley takes what he has seen and what he knows from experience and deforms it into a partial reality to our world today. Huxley grew up in a time of wars, through a fight for power over all domains and with trips to the states he saw the other side. He saw how people were more open with themselves, sexually and not, and how consumerism had such a big part to play in America. The affiliation with our world in Brave New World was there from the beginning, but our world has begun to relate more and more as we have grown as a civilization.
Today in 2012 we have developed forwards and back. Creating a controversial view on sex, drugs, and our statuses in society. The types of openness that we have are so demeaning in our society that we judge and hate. Everything is illegal and if it is not illegal, we frown upon it because we see it as demoralizing, but yet we still do it. Teen sex, sex trade, raves, parties, poor vs. rich, and our level of consumerism make it all outstanding. What we learn in school and execute in life is how we learn and grow as people: do something wrong to learn what is right. Our world is a counter reflection of the world in Brave New World and our world will not become that, it will just come close in it’s own little way.
With primarily no mothers in Brave New World it is near impossible for children to be born through sex and live birth so babies are made in an intricate test tube, science factory proses. From the beginning stage to the end babies are made in test tubes and are constructed to look and grow as a certain status. Being able to choose the height, skin color, hair, disabilities, and anything else stage by stage, and with the ability to mimic the growth during pregnancy they produce hundreds of Alpha’s, Beta’s, Gamma’s, Delta’s, and Epsilon’s. People are made to fit their caste, designer people is where Brave New World stands. The process of creating an embryo and child effectively and by a long conveyor system with heaters and rays is an extensive...
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