Intro to Sociology
8 November 2012
Brave New World Essay
A novel written by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a very interesting, which is based upon a futuristic society. The entire novel shows the reader that this society obtains pleasure without any moral effects. This Utopian/dystopian society manipulates people’s minds making them believe they are all working together for the common good. Brave New World explores the negatives of a successful world where everyone seems to be content and satisfied, with more pleasures but this stability is only achieved by sacrificing freedom in a true sense and the idea of accountability. A dictatorship is essentially met through everyone being born from test tubes and not having any other choice then listening to the people who fostered them as children in a factory. This book is really interesting as it explores the dangers of technology and what it can do to a whole world.
In the novel there were architects for the society. They wanted to accomplish in making a perfect community of people. Cloning everyone and controlling their destiny took differences in the people away. By doing this to the people of their society, maintaining stability and peace basically helped achieve the goals of taking away free will and choice. I also believe that another goal that is accomplished by the architects is that no one can or will challenge social class system. With that being said, there are five social classes that every citizen is administered to. They go in order from highest to lowest: Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons. When the people are in the bottles upon being developed as infants, certain things are done to them so they fit into to the classes, which suffice. For instance, a person destined to be an Alpha is going to receive the best care. Likewise, a person destined to be an Epsilon will be introduced to some toxin to stunt growth and intelligence. After the...
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