Dystopia In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World



It's hard to imagine yet somehow so extremely close to us is the
possibility of a world of ideal perfection where there is no room or
acceptance of individuality. Yet, as we strive towards the growth of
technology and improvement of our daily living we come closer to closing
the gap between the freedom of emotions, self understanding, and of speech
and the devastation of a dystopia. A utopia, or perfect world, gone awry
is displayed in Aldous Huxley's provocative novel Brave New World.
Dystopia is drawn on "political and emotional events, anchoring its vision
of a nightmarish future in contemporary fears of totalitarian ideology and
uncontrolled advances in technology and science" ...

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human beings to accept the fact
that they are born to do a specific group. Higher authorities know the
illimination of humans' emotions is useful to stabilize what they think to
be a utopian society. Huxley portrays a "perfect dystopia" where
scientists "breed people to order" in a specific class (Baker 2). The
purpose of this paper is to shows that Aldous Huxley clearly introduces a
river of cases and incidences, which adds to the dystopia in his science
fiction novel Brave New World.
Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in England into a family of
novelists and scientists. Leonard Huxley, Aldous's father, was an essayist
and an editor who also was a respected, leading biologist in the time of
Darwinism. Both his brother and half-brother worked in the science field.
Huxley received an extensive training in both medicine and in the arts and
sciences. Huxley was described by V.S. Pritchett as "that rare being-the
prodigy, the educable young man, the peremial asker of unusual ...

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essay is interesting because of the many
truths that have aroused since it was written such as the fact of
overpopulation. Huxley's life was cut short on November 22, 1963, a few
months after he wrote his last essay Literature and Science. He had spent
most of his life in the United States by the time he died in his home in
California.
Brave New World is set in the future A.F. (After Ford) 632 in a
society where war, hunger, suffering, disease are illiminated along with
the freedom to have your own emotions, will, and mind. In this society,
humans are "conceived and mass-produced in test tubes and are genetically
engineered with standardized traits" (Critical Survey of Long Fiction ...

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