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Brave New World Essay

716 words - 3 pages

Brave New World

Imagine living in a society where there is no such thing as mothers or fathers, where you look exactly like the 500 people standing next to you, where casual sex and drug use is not only allowed, but is encouraged. Well, the society in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, is just that. While the prophecies from the Brave New World society are quite different from those of today, they can be argued as both right and wrong, but , and the technology to make them happen may be just around the corner.

The society of the Brave New World is quite different from ours, with their lack of spirituality proving that point. “The pleasure-seeking society pursues no spiritual ...view middle of the document...

After all, if “everybody belongs to everybody else”, there would be a lot less fighting. If technology did not allow for any of the consequences associated with drugs, then what would be so wrong about them? What if you did not have to go through life behaving yourself, because the concept of having to get into heaven simply did not exist. Would it not be nice to not have to deal with all the pain and grieving death brings, to be able to simply accept it and move on? However, the other side might argue that it is unimaginable to go through life where people are created in factories, there are no families, no freedom, morality, spirituality or rights? Many people would argue that these things are not worth sacrificing, for any amount of pleasure. It is hard to even conceive the idea of going through life without ever knowing a mother’s love for her children. Some people might argue that life without freedom and love is not really life at all. The prophecies in Brave New World, could be argued as either good or...

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