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AS and A Level: Aldous Huxley
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The 1930's was also an era where the ideological struggle between fascism and socialism was surfacing. These influences have shaped Huxley's text in many ways. The production of humans in mass numbers through processes such as Bokanovsky's Process and Podsnap's Technique depicted in Brave New World is mass manufacture taken to the extremities, a response from Huxley to the dawn of this technology. The control that the world state has over its citizens has many parallels to fascist states, and could be seen as a criticism of these ideologies.
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Comparing the Film Bladerunner directed by Scott Ridley and the novel Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
These replicants have a use by date of 4 years and do not have any feelings. Cloning is misused quite a lot in this world as it creates humans with no feelings to face humans with feelings, although this was not intended. But the actual fact that the replicants do go onto earth supports the risks and dangers of cloning, as they are not compatible with the rest of the world. The replicants are therefore hunted by Bladerunners who have to kill replicants that are on earth. The main character Deckard a bladerunner has the conflict that he can't do what his feelings, morals, opinions and beliefs tell him he just follows instructions e.g.
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Brave New World, by acclaimed author Aldous Huxley, is not so much a novel about individuals but it is about a society as a whole
This is why characters in Huxley's novel must stay in the dark about the true workings of the society because knowledge will lead to the society?s eventual demise. Huxley views commercialised society as a deficiency to human creativity. In the novel, society changes human behaviour so that people will strive to consume goods and services as much as possible. This alteration in turn means that everyone who makes such goods or provides such services will be able to stay employed.
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