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"Brave New World" By Aldous Huxley.

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Brave New WorldSociety is made up of the morals and beliefs of man intertwined with the foggy nature of science. However, science and society do not necessarily mix. In the book, "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley, a world without emotion and human nature is created in order to fit a perfect caste system within society. The name of this society is the World State and it is powered by engineers, scientists, and counselors that control the thoughts and emotion of every 'human being' within that society. The story takes place in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre in the year a.f. 632. The a.f. in this story stands for 'After Ford', modeling after the great Henry Ford who made the famous Model-T automobile.In the beginning of the story, the Director, or the Head of the CLHCC, is giving a tour to a group of students, explaining the purpose of the Hatcheries and their processes to them. Within the Hatcheries, the Director explains that five castes are made, the top being the Alpha's, the next up being the Beta's, the middle being the Gamma's, and the last two being the Delta's and the Epsilon's. Each caste system is designated for a specific purpose in this society. While still in its artificial womb, embryos are conditioned according to their caste. The lower your caste, the harsher your treatment. For example, the Gamma's, Delta's, and the Epsilon's receive shocks called the Bokanovsky Process, which divided the embryo into ninety-six identical embryos. This produces more humans in a desired caste in a variable amount of time, however, this process weakens the embryo, so therefore is not performed on Alpha's or Beta's due to their duty as being 'intelligent'.The motto of the World State is "Community, Identity, and Stability." The World State basically manufactures individuals for the purpose of a 'stabilized' society. The fear of chaos is so wide among the educated that this world has chosen to abandon emotion, religion, family, and morals in order to live an assured society of stability and prosperous gain. The 'God' of this World State society is a man named Mustapha Mond, or better known as his fordship.An interesting part of this story is that Mond quotes the real Henry Ford by saying "you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk." Huxley uses Ford as the World State's idol because during the 1900's, Ford was famous for his "technical advances in industrial production." Huxley uses Ford's rapid advancement in science and technology to warn people of the dangers of mass production and idealism.Later in the story, two rebels emerge out of the World State. A man named Bernard Marx, and John, the son of Thomas, the Director. In this story, Bernard Marx is an Alpha male who does not fit in because of his physical features and his intellectual distaste to the ideas and morals of the World State. Interested only in humiliating the Director, Bernard travels to an excluded land called...

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