Brave New World is a fictional story written by Aldous Huxley. In the story, Huxley tries to create the image of a utopian society. In the novel he predicts many possibilities for what the future might hold, including overpopulation, use of drugs, promiscuity, and the elimination of religion and family. Utopias are societies that possess highly desirable or perfect qualities. However, the society in Brave New World does not possess these desirable or perfect qualities and is therefore a dystopia.
Throughout the entire novel Huxley demonstrates that this society is missing all the key characteristics of a utopia. The World State eliminates the word family. Family units do not exist anymore, which means that there are no parents or siblings. Instead, people are created in an assembly line through mass production. “Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress” (Huxley, 6). By creating people through mass production, the individuality of all people is eliminated. Children are not raised by their parents and family units, but instead they are raised in facilities where they are constantly being monitored. With children being raised in these facilities and not by a family, there is little hope for them being raised correctly and gaining the moral lessons it takes to become a quality adult.
The society in Brave New World is a place where science and technology play an important role. Religion is replaced by science and technology, and God does not exist anymore. "Well, religion, of course, there used to be something called God" (Huxley, 230). Instead of attending church on Sundays, people attend solidarity services that do not teach morality. This lack of morals leads to people having extreme amounts of sexual intercourse and taking a drug known as soma which gives them a manufactured sense of happiness. This is evidence of a dystopian society because people rely on these acts to solve problems that science and technology fail to. In a...
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