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17 August 2012
Society Is Approaching Brave New World
"The primal and ultimate need. Stability" (43). Brave New World consists of a utopian society where each individual is born into a class, lives a happy life, and knows nothing about free thought. The United States of America is gradually approaching the same level of the World State in Brave New World. Values, social aspects, and government have been molded to suit the needs of the people. Personal happiness and social stability is America's main goal.
All stable societies consist of a strong government. For instance in George Orwell's 1984, the government posses an all powering nation and an equal and stable society. The World State is run by a few powerful, intelligent people. America is run by a president and his aides who make the decisions for the country.
Slowly, the United States government has tried to gain more and more control of the people, by not allowing Americans to decide if the citizens need health insurance or want to terminate a pregnancy.
People of the World State are created in bottles. The United States has improved technology enough to create in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination. A woman can actually choose a donor whose genetics she feels will create a "perfect" baby. When the babies in the World State are "born", an assigned group is given; Alphas, Betas, Deltas, and Epsilons. The children are then conditioned by hypnopaedia to like and dislike certain things. A recording plays through the night projecting this; "I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be ableÃ¢ÂÂ¦" (28). Parents have an extensive impact on their children.. The kids are forced to have prejudiced...