"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, "Blade runner" by Ridley Scott, In the Wild.

Essay by rarwdinosaursHigh School, 11th gradeA-, July 2007

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“In the wild: A significant concern for humanity is its relationship with the natural world and its rhythms. The quality and importance of this relationship can vary across different times and cultures. In this elective students select a pair of texts and consider the ways in which human understanding of and relationship with the natural world is shaped and reflected”The two texts, Blade runner by Ridley Scott and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, I believe are suitable for this elective. The reasons I give for this is that they each show in unequivocal terms, the relationship between humanity and the natural world, and each raise relevant issues when dealing with the reflection of that relationship. Both of these texts employ techniques that convey an understanding of the issues that are of a concern to our society. It can be seen by the audience in these texts that Huxley and Scott are showing a concern for the future of human society.

Huxley and Scott each raise similar issues about the fate of humanity and thusly are suitable for this elective.

Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World (BNW) explores a world in which humans are no longer born, but they are created in mass quantities. It is a world, in which the class distinction is an integral part of society, people are taught from birth to appreciate their place in society. Huxley gives warning about what could happen in the future if humans allow themselves to become overrun with technology and ignore their natural urges. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are created in laboratories. Huxley is expressing a concern for what will happen if we as a society if we allow technology to take a larger role in our everyday life. He shows this in...