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Tyler Li

Ms. Sanchez


28 April 2017

Brave New World Essay

In the book Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley is about a society that lives their

day by day following the same steps over and over again. Postman another author believes that

our world is becoming more like the world state depicted in the book. Our society seems to still

be different than the world state because of our class structures, types of work, and the way we

depict death/aging and relationships.

Our society is different to the world state because of our class structures. In this book

there is a process named Bokanovsky's process which involves eight to ninety-six buds will

grow into a perfectly formed embryo (6). This quote compared to our society, individuals dont

have to be artificially made to be predestined in a class. Individuals have the ability to choose

how they live and not through a process involving machines. In the world state there are five

different classes that are not treated equally (6). If our society did have a predestined class

system, our society would try to treat all individuals equally. The class systems also gives the

individuals in different classes the feeling of inequality and difference. Throughout the process,

we also predestine and condition. We decant our babies as socialized human beings as Alphas or

Epsilons (13). Another process our society does not use is conditioning. New born babies are

not conditioned into having a certain mindset. Children are allowed to do what they see fit for

themselves to pursue. Class structures is one of many differences our society has compared to the

world state.
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In the world state, there are lines of work that they have, but are different from the types

of jobs our society has. The world state also predestines embryos to grow up into a certain job

that they will occupy later in life (16). Instead of having an embryo predestined to work as a

miner in the tropics. Our society instead teaches the children to pursue a career that they have an

interest in. The world state also does not allow the embryo to be developed into a human being,

so they can have a say in a career they want to pursue for the rest of their life. A part of

predestined work process is a surrogate that goes round slower therefore passses through the

lung at longer intervals (94). Through this process, it categorizes what class the embryo will be

set in, but that also leads to the type of work they will assigned to. Having to torture an embryo

before they fully develop just to have them fit into a certain line of work is much different from

the way our society teaches their children to pursue a career. Another unusual job in the world

state is a group of individuals who have to work on conveyors that bottle embryos, so they can

move to the next step (56). Although this an unusual job, our society would believe that an

individual bottling embryos as unmoral. The types of jobs offered in the world state are very

different from what our society is at now.

Between the world state and our society, there is a different perspective on death/aging

and relationships. In the world state we kept their internal secretions art, family balanced at a

youthful equilibrium. We dont permit their magnesium-calcium ratio to fall below what it was at

thirty (111). The way our society depicts death/aging is that it cannot be changed or altered. Our

society will allow an individual to live their life in their own way. In the world state, Everyone

belongs to everyone else (47). This meant that in the world state everyone could have multiple

relationships at anytime. Compared to our society there should be two individuals that are in a
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relationship, and should stay only with each other. There are three main factors in why our

society compared to the world state is different.

An author named Neil Postman, believed that our society is becoming similar to the

world state. Our society is still very much different compared to the world state because of our

class structures, line of works, and how our society perceives death/aging and relationships.