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In what ways is Brave New World issuing a warning to its readers?

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In what ways is "Brave New World" issuing a warning to its reader's? Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" wrote in 1932 gives the readers his opinion on the dangers and major concerns of the future. In this book he explicitly describes a reality in which humans are mass produced in test-tubes due to advances in science. This insight into the future is both detailed and shocking; the warnings it sends out to its readers are incredibly clear and soon become apparent. In this essay, I aim to explain, in detail, the warnings, risks and why its subject is still relevant for the twenty first century reader. The first episode we see in this book, on the first page, depicts an image of an empty society, whereby humans are produced not created. The image Huxley displays is of a distressed society, a dark society with little enjoyment and even fewer emotions. ...read more.

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In this respect Brave New World issues a warning in the future whereby the laws affecting society are as strict as this, and image which certainly isn't appealing but is very real, border control between countries at this day is relatively strict so Brave New World depicts a possible image of the future. Connective to the previous paragraph surrounding the Brave New World society, but another hugely beneficial category to this book is the way in which Huxley goes about describing the emotions that the humans of the future feel. In Brave New World, Huxley displays what appear to be manufactured emotions that look as though they have been created via the infamous drug "soma". In essence the humanoids are withdrawing themselves and hiding from the real world. In this respect, druds are one of the largest warnings in the novel. ...read more.

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With every human receiving the exact same treatment and education, there are no differences in adulthood, physically and mentally. Contradicting to my last statement, Lenina may just be the most individual out of all the humans in the network. This is backed when, in chapter 7 page 96. we begin to realise that Lenina has feelings for a "savage" (humans that are born and raised naturally) this savage is called John, this act of individualism is both shocking and awful to the director this is because his image of the world has failed. In Brave New world, individualism is lost as is the freedom that accompanies our life. This is as much a warning to the future as it is now. In Brave New World, Huxley vividly displays lack of emotions, society, freedom, individuality and free will, and also displays that development through science, playing God and the creation of phoney emotions are all warnings to our future and current generations. ?? ?? ?? ?? James.A.Letten ...read more.

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