Brave New World5

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Brave New World5




Chemistry is an important key to achieving a world of “Community, Identity, and Stability” in Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World. Huxley himself said that the main theme of his novel is "not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects human individuals.” Huxley was obviously rather concerned with the use and misuse of science. As to getting his point of the amazing advancement of science across, Huxley uses a lot of detail in his settings. He uses the decanting process, the conveyor belt at the Hatchery, chemical persuasion, and the new terminology, such as the Bokanovsky Process, involved in just about everything.
In a way, I see it as Huxley trying to tell us that too many great leaps in science can lead to human lethargy, taking-everything-for-granted, and forgetting real human values. While science is not quite the physical downfall of men, and it does increase material pleasures, it eats away at what makes us human. The very values and morals we have held close for generations are swept away at the enticing prospect of a "vacation" with soma and living only for comforts. Chemical persuasion has been used in this society to control the men and women to make them more sensitive to suggestion. Science, according to Huxley, is a necessary evil today, which will grow to uncontrollable yet irrefutable stature in society. He uses his novel to criticize our obsession with science over moral values.
The setting of Brave New World uses science a

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