"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

Essay by dany5High School, 10th gradeB+, March 2007

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Brave new world is a disturbing reflection of our own society. DiscussIn the near future our society will not be much different from the one depicted in Aldous Huxley's, 'Brave New World'. The idea of having a secondary God (Ford) is becoming more of a reality, compared to Huxley's fiction.

Aldous Huxley's, 'Brave New World', explores the idea of being able to create 'test tube babies', i.e. there is no real mother or father for the child. Exactly seventy five years after the book was first written, modern day scientists are researching and have found ways to do this.

This idea which is proposed seventy five years ago is really extraordinary. Even the thought that there would be such a drug (soma) that would be able to bring us to complete peace with ourselves is unthinkable. These days however the impossible back then is very possible now.

We have drugs and alcohol which is very similar to their 'soma'.

Aldous Huxley prospects the idea of having a sex ridden society, in which sex is a normal thing and not considered to be something that happens in an intimate relationship between two people. The civilization which exists today is very close to being an Aldous Huxley 'Nightmare'.

It is hard to believe that an idea presented seventy five years ago is in fact a disturbing reflection of our own society. Our era has, yet so far not reached the stage of 'Brave New World' but we are still unsettling societies which will soon attain the rule of 'Brave New World'.

The opinion of Aldous Huxley in his book has shown that he wrote a satirical novel about the future, showing the appalingness of a utopia and outlining the affects on thought...