Brave New World
Mrs. Monte English 101- Period 2 8/20/12 Brave New World Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, demonstrates that use of technology that we use today. Comparing the book to society today, in 632 A. F. The government had owned all of the new studies, almost too much of the experiments. It had way too much control over the social lives of the natural citizens. Every new body that is born becomes of the governments liking, which leaves “natural” child birth out of the picture. It is known as the Bokanosky Process, taking the ovaries out of a woman and hypnopaedic conditioning.
The mindset the government had was they were constantly making newer and better technology to create “perfect” individuals without error. “The mockery made him feel an outsider; and feeling an outsider he behaved like one, which increased the prejudice against him and intensified the contempt and hostility aroused by his physical defects. Which in turn increased his sense of being alien and alone. A chronic fear of being slighted made him avoid his equals, made him stand, where his inferiors were concerned, self-consciously on his dignity. this direct quote is an exact example of the society we live in today. Mainly women, with some men think they are ugly. It seems as if many Americans believe that plastic surgery is the answer to becoming beautiful. Our culture is not accepting to the fact that most people living in this world are happy with the way their body and looks are. Self consciousness is the main reason for a person in this day and age to change the way they look by injecting harmful chemicals into their bodies. These people will have to live with it for the rest of their lives whether they are happy with it or not.
There are so Makidon 2 many advertisements and beauty products that encourage humans to change their personal appearance. Natural beauty was given to every individual from birth, whether it may be looks or the heart of a person. “Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse.
They’re too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour. I’m so glad I’m a Beta. ” becoming of the work place is sometimes harder for some than others because of the different tasks one is asked to perform. Three different routes could lead any one to success today. The first one is joining the military. Not only do you get great benefits for health care, family housing and work conditions, but the government pays for all of your expenses for college. Even if your degree takes 12 years to reach, the government pays for all expenses besides tuition and meals.
The second is going to college. This can lead to an important role in society and it provides an individual with a career and plenty of job opportunities. The third is staring young and making your way up in a certain franchise. Although it is not as common as getting a college degree, many people can be successful by working hard and becoming the best that they can be. There is such a wide variety of career fields, some working harder than others, but all becoming successful in their own ways. “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.
And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. “The world has become such a cruel, hard place to live. Prices have gone up, houses have been lost and the economy has crashed. Although the government does not control much of the studies like in Brave New World, they still have their reign over a lot of our world today. A good example of how the economy has Makidon 3 ffected families today is the reason why we moved here from Michigan. My parents both work in the Cardiac Cath Lab and the hospital they worked at in Northern Michigan ended up having to close departments down and let go of a ton of people in every department. My dad had just graduated Lawrence Technical University with a Master’s degree but that still couldn’t help us back east. He was offered a job here and took it right away. The east coast has been hit the hardest since the economy has crashed, government spending has put a lot of stress and anxiety on tax payers.
In certain aspects the book can relate to today’s society, but the government had total control over all studies and people in 632 A. F. New ideas of medical issues come alive in this novel, and the technology we use today. Since this book has been published, we no longer use the Bokanosky process, but instead we only remove the eggs and sperm from the reproductive organs, grow them in a petrie dish then put them back into the uterus for growth and development, also known as in vitro fertilization. The mindset the government had was they were constantly making newer and better technology to create “perfect” individuals without error.