Brave New World - Is It a Warn

Topics: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Huxley family Pages: 3 (1147 words) Published: October 8, 1999
Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in the 1930s. He made many future predictions and many or most of them have already come true but not to the extent that he writes about. The society in Brave New World is significannot ly different to the present one, and to the society in Huxley's time. Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World not as a warning, but as something to look forward to. The people in Brave New World are everything we, as a society, want to be. Mustapha Mond sums up the perfections of the society in Brave New World with an explanation he gave John: "The world's perfect now. People are happy; they get what they want and they never want what they can't get. They're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're not afraid of death; they're blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they're plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about . . . And if anything should go wrong, there's soma." (p. 177) In Brave New World's society, everyone has a place to be. There are no people out of work, there are no homeless people, no one struggles financially and they haven't a family nor a singular person that they have feelings for to worry about. They are all specially skilled to fit a specific job therefore they are always needed, and people cannot survive without each other. ‘Everyone works for everyone else. We can't do without anyone.' (p. 67) As the director pointed out, everyone is specially made for a particular job: "Ninety-six identical twins working ninety-six identical machines . . . You really know where you are. For the first time in history." (p. 18) These people are conditioned to be happy all day everyday. They love their jobs, they can have sex with anyone they desire, they have entertainments to amuse them, they never want what they can't have and they don't have any or many responsibilities. They do not go through any troublesome times, or periods where they can't feel they can cope...
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