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Brave New World

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Essay title: Brave New World

Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is a fictional story in which the idea of utopian society is presented. Throughout the novel, Huxley predicts many events for the future, most of them focused on a morally corrupt society. The most important of these predictions include: promiscuity, over-population, use of drugs, and elimination of religion and family. As everyone knows, utopias strive to work as perfection, therefore it is completely necessary for these societies to have moral values. The society in Brave New World lacks these values, creating a Dystopia.

During the entire novel, Huxley makes evident this missing values in the society. As a peculiar characteristic the World State eliminates the word “family”. This word doesn’t exist for the people anymore, meaning that there are no parents or siblings, a person is created in an assembly line in mass production. “Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress” (Huxley 6). By creating people massively, it automatically eliminates individuality. Parents are not necessary to raise a person, but they are actually wrong. Education starts at home, something very true in the real world. So if there isn’t any home or family, how can a person be raised to be a well mannered adult?

This “civilized” society lives in a world where science and technology play an important role. Religion is replaced with 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 to services where morals are not learned at all. They just get accustomed to having sexual intercourse or taking “soma”. Religion is extremely important to humanity because it helps to answer questions that neither technology or science can. Religion also helps humans with stress or problems to find solutions and answer their questions; While in the novel soma just eliminates their problems and makes them superficially happy.

Freedom of having sexual intercourse is another which is not moral. promiscuity seems to be increasing. Huxley mentions that soon science will be able to create medicines that reduces the risk of unwanted diseases and pregnancies, creating a society just exactly as in the novel.

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