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Similarities between the society of the BNW and our society in the year 2003.

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Similarities between the society of the BNW and our society in the year 2003 This book is called Brave New World, it was written by Aldous Huxley, and its set in the near future. Its main view is cast upon society, and the story is narrated through the main characters, John, Lenina, Bernard, Helmholtz, The director, Linda and Mustapha Mond. Today's society is a glimpse of the future Brave New World society, and is a satire of the world today. Some say that Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1932 as a prediction for the future, to what extend have his predictions come true ? Today's society in the year 2003 is politically, socially, economically, and ethically, similar to the Brave New World society. One can see that the BNW society is very similar to today's society in the year 2003, as one can see in various places in the book. The similarities of these two are great, the main ones are that people take Soma (drug) ...read more.

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"We condition the masses to hate the country.....but simultaneously we condition them to love all country sports. At the same time we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborate apparatus. So that they consume manufactured articles as well as transport. Hence those electric shocks." P.19 Then there are also social similarities, most to do with young kids: Children all dress according with what they are, if they are Alpha they dress Grey, Gammas wear green, Deltas wear Khaki and Epsilons wear black which could be compared with today as different schools have different uniforms and different colors and in the future it could grow to this extent. Also when the boy stops playing erotic games with other girls, and rejects playing them, they have to treat him and bring him to a psychologist. P.27 There is a lot of evidence telling us that sex is very important and there are a lot of references. "Orgy Porgy, Ford and fun, Kiss the girls and make them One. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also the government is corrupted, as the director has had a child with Linda (John), and didn't know about it, and this goes against everything in society and is very ironic that the director should violate the rules, this causes him great discomfort when people start to know. Then there are things like the unimportance of old people and the fear of the unknown. People are afraid of things like being sent to Poland, even though it might be a nice place. Also the environment is endangered, very much like now. So as one can see the BNW society is not too different to the one now, Aldous Huxley has been able to predict what the future will be like very well, as some of these things are starting to show up in society today, and people are taking them for granted and think its normal. We are loosing our freedom and individuality, and are becoming products of society which are very controlled. In the BNW society the only thing that matters is the physical characteristics of each person, and nothing else, which is the case now in the year 2003. ...read more.

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