Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Essay

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Brave New World, a novel written by Aldous Huxley, can be compared and contrasted with an episode of The Twilight Zone, a fantasy, science-fiction television series, called “Number 12 Looks Just Like You.” Brave New World is a highly regarded and renowned work of literature as The Twilight Zone is considered one of the greatest television series of all time. Brave New World and The Twilight Zone’s episode “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” can be compared and contrasted on the basis of science, youth, and the government. The use of science can be used to compare and contrast this work of literature and television series. In Brave New World, Mustapha Mond states that science is suppressed in order for society to be happy and stable. …show more content…
Liquid Smile makes a person smile and happy. In order for the government to control the citizens, they have a process called the Transformation, which is a physical change that a person goes through to make them beautiful according to the government’s standards. After Marilyn experienced the Transformation, she no longer voiced opinions of unconformity. She tells her best friend “And the nicest part of all, Val I look just like you!” Therefore, the process is used to modify both the body and mind. In both Brave New World and the episode of The Twilight Zone, science was used to invent a drug and process that control the citizens and overpower their emotions. However, the drugs and processes differ according to their qualities and effects. The importance of youth can be used to compare and contrast Brave New World and The Twilight Zone. Through the use of science and technology, the citizens of the World State in Brave New World are kept beautiful and youthful. In the World State, citizens are created in test tubes and are placed into a caste system, Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons, based on oxygen deprivation and alcohol levels. The Alphas are known for being tall, superior, intelligent, and attractive. As the level of a person’s caste decreases, appearance and intelligence dwindle. The citizens are not exposed to the concept of old age. For example, when Lenina meets Linda, she is disgusted by the fact that

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