Distorted Society

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Distortion is an image. An illusion of a thought or an idea that appears to have a single affect on a society; however, it provides an image on society that is completely different. Often times, in order to comprehend the realism of today's society and the point that the author tries to make in presenting its flaws, the writer must distort reality. In doing this he urges the reader to entertain in the deep thought process that forces them to realize the reality of a situation based on society and individuals. In the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, the idea of dystopia and is distorts by creating a utopian visage. By distorting relationships and science, Huxley allows readers to realize the happiness that the inhabitants feel is in actuality the unhappiness they are trying to avoid. In the novel, science, sex and drugs suppress and distort true happiness of the characters in the anti-utopian society.

How can science change a society? How can it distort to create an image of happiness? Science is used to suppress human emotions and distort societies issues. Science has distorted happiness by distorting God. They pray "Oh mighty Ford" instead of Lord, due to Henry Ford's great assembly line of the model T. The assembly line was the most important because it was an inspiration for mass productions of humans. Science is suppressing emotions by building a society based on mass production of the hands as appose to the heart. Mass production is important to scientists because it allows humans to be created quickly in the exact necessity. By distorting mass production and the Lord, the illusion of happiness is created. Scientists of Brave New World destroy destiny by cutting of oxygen to created embryos in order to create a lower class citizen. The controller states, "The lower the caste the shorter the oxygen." (11), proving that the government shortens oxygen to each embryo depending on the class. Scientists use technology to make a human...
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