Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World Essay

958 Words Apr 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Imagine if you had 99 identical brothers or sisters. Now imagine you all had the same exact genetics, down to your brain. Crazy, right? This is what author Aldous Huxley thought of back in 1931. In his book, Brave New World, Huxley creates a utopian future in which humans are bred purely through genetic manufacturing, creating passive, subordinated people. The world is run by one government, making it completely peaceful. Huxley makes the fictional utopian world appear wonderful on the surface, but it is really a horrible alternative to the real world through: it’s all-powerful world state, scientific advancements, and the genetic perfection of people. In Brave New World, the entire planet is run by one government, the World State. It is run by “world leaders”, who are genetically superior to others. This government runs every aspect of people’s lives, from what occupation they’ll have when they’re older to how intelligent they are. The World State’s motto, “Community, Identity, Stability” (Huxley 1), shows the intent of the government, control. The words “Community” and “Identity” represent their approach to how they control humans. The way they genetically modify people makes them all equally intelligent on different levels, making them whole as a community. Another part of people’s creation process in Huxley’s world is something called “hypnopaedia”, or sleep teaching. This essentially involves brainwashing a person until they know what job they are to do, and how to do…

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