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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Distortion is an image. An illusion of a thought or an idea that appears to have a single affect on a society; however, it provides an image on society that is completely different. Often times, in order to comprehend the realism of today's society and the point that the author tries to make in presenting its flaws, the writer must ...view middle of the document...

Mass production is important to scientists because it allows humans to be created quickly in the exact necessity. By distorting mass production and the Lord, the illusion of happiness is created. Scientists of Brave New World destroy destiny by cutting of oxygen to created embryos in order to create a lower class citizen. The controller states, "The lower the caste the shorter the oxygen." (11), proving that the government shortens oxygen to each embryo depending on the class. Scientists use technology to make a human suppress the desire to compete, to achieve higher in the alpha, beta, gamma, classifications. By suppressing the desire to achieve, science creates the illusion of a content and happy society. Science is used to suppress society and distort.
What affects do drugs have on the common human emotions? Drugs are also used to
suppress human emotions and other issues in the novel. Throughout the novel. The drug "soma"
is used to suppress and distort. It creates a non emotion state of being, in which the appearance of happiness is created. Soma is the mass production drug used to create stability in
emotions. By suppressing fear and intimidation by soma, the government is limitless to its
power. The Controller states about soma, "All of the advantages of Christianity and alcohol and
none of their defects." (54). Soma has no affects but social stability for the government, as
appose to alcohol and other drugs that cause several complications. Its feel good effect distort happiness. Soma is used to interest social stability. Soma is used to distort emotions by suppressing them.
How is sex used as a distortion? Brave New World is flowering with sexual persuasion
as a distortion. In the novel, people treat sex as a form of entertainment rather than an expression of love between a couple. Sex is no longer a private matter, but a public proceedure, proving that it is used to distort emotions and suppress human nature of intercourse. Sex is used because is not necessary for reproduction because of the...

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