September 15, 2011
Society vs. a Modern Dystopia
Aldous Huxley’s historic book The Brave New World presents a horrifying view of a possible dystopian future in which the society is procreated through scientific advancements. This society shows a civilization that is controlled only by scientific methods and is based on a stringent caste system. Huxley illustrates elements of an advanced society that is ultimately dissimilar from ours through its thoughts, feelings, and morals; however, its experiences with addiction resemble our own.
The future society depicts a civilization in which the inhabitants are devoid of any thoughts or emotions. They are “conditioned” to accept things the way they are and to not question them. The society strongly believes in the motto “Community, Identity, Stability” which could be threatened by the thinking process (Huxley 1). When people think they question; when people question they start to see the reality of their surroundings. To keep this from taking place the government constantly has the people occupied with television and activities, from the time they were made until the time of their death. Fortunately, there is no such process happening today. The government does not hold the people back, but instead, it pushes them further; they encourage society to expand their thoughts. Society today is much more open, encouraging, and accepting to the various ideas of the people than the society of the future happens to be.
Our society’s open mindedness is accredited to our feelings toward one another. We listen to what others have to say because we generally care about their thoughts and feelings. In the “modern” civilization of Brave New World the people simply do not care. They look at society as a whole and turn away from the individual. They are detached from one another and therefore are only able to think about their own well-being. In this society there is no love or understanding. To have a personal...
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