Daniel Ah New
August 11, 2010
Brave New World
There are some similar aspects of the Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and our world. They depend on the director to guide them and soma to give them happiness the same way we depend on our leaders to lead us and how we depend on electricity to make our lives easier and more entertaining. Another similarity is that both worlds are always trying to move forward. In the Brave New World, they are trying to be more efficient in creating things while we are trying to make the world perfect where life is more easy and enjoyable.
I don’t think that our world will ever truly resemble a world of such high control because our world has desire, religion, and hatred. People in our world have imagination. Since we have imagination, we will always have the desire to learn or try new things, for example science. The people of that world will never have the desire to try something new because they are forced not to. They are born to love what they do, no matter what it is they’re doing. Their life is set before they are born, but you can never truly guess what the outcome of our lives will be. You may ask, what if they do, like Bernard and Helmholtz. Well, look at what happened to them. They were exiled so they weren’t part of that world. Our world will never be able to get rid of religion. We base our life on religion. It’s not something people will ever give up. Our world also has hatred. There will always be jealousy, war, and conflict in our world. People will always be fighting. In their world, the people aren’t jealous of other classes because they are born to like what they do. If something were to go wrong, they have soma, to erase the hatred and sadness they have.