16 October 2007
BRAVE NEW WORLD ESSAY
Certain types of novels, articles, or even images has social intentions. One of them is satire, "It is a style of writing, or art, which ridicules or criticizes its subject often as an attempt to accomplish change." Which is what both the Adbusters image and Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World bring about. Both these pieces have created a question and fear on what these technological advancements can lead a society into. Both Brave New World and Adbusters share the same satirical message that science and technology is created for an advancement in social and cultural developments, however ironically it resulted in a degradation of social and cultural relationships.
Both these selection suggest that the modern society has been consumed and captivated by the technological advancements rather spending time enhancing social and cultural relationships. Satirical images such as the Adbusters image exposes the defaults of the modern technologically advanced society. The image from Adbusters magazine showcases an example of a technologically captivated society. There is no sign of interaction between the people in the image. The amount of wax on the table from the candle shows the extent of time it was lit up. Which speculates the amount of time they spend using the laptop. Everyone in this image seems to be metaphorically "glued in" at the laptop causing an obstruction in Communication with each other. This image is an epiphany for the modern society to reflect up on the extend of time spend towards technology than spending time mending the degrading social and cultural relationships. In fact in Huxley's Brave New World, the concept of family has been completely removed in order for the society to survive and Brave New Word is an anticipation of developments and change in society in the future. During chapter three, Mustapha Mond says "The world was full of fathers-- was therefore full of...
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