Compare/contrast Brave New World To Today

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In today's society, genetic engineering may gain the power to endanger the behavior of humanity as in the novel Brave New World. In the past few years, scientists have gained knowledge about cloning that could impact our lives for centuries to come. There are many benefits of cloning, but they may outweigh the possibility of losing genetic diversity, facing genetic discrimination, and the unreal consequences portrayed in the science fiction novel, Brave New World.

BNW is a novel written by Aldoux Huxley. The novel Brave New World is like no other in fantasy and satire. It predicts a future overpowered by technology where the people have no religion. In this science fiction book, Huxley writes about the future in London. In the future people are produced by cloning in a world that is free of pain and suffering. Everyone is kept in a happy state and if their happiness is threatened then they take a drug to relax them and bring them back to their exultant life. Along with the absence of pain and suffering is also love and caring. Each person is conditioned to play a certain role in this utopian society. A man named Bernard Marx feels like he does not fit into this so called perfect society. He feels like there is something he is missing out on. Consequently, his differences lead to disaster.

Having read Brave New World, any person can see that being different than everyone else is this utopia world could lead to tragedy. In the novel BNW, science controls every aspect of life. Huxley developed a world where technology became so advanced that it literally created a world of its own. The technology Huxley wrote about could create 96 human beings where only one grew before. People were divided into five castes. Each caste of people were all identical. Everyone was given certain characteristics to have a place in society. Everyone was conditioned to like certain things and to have certain desires. No one in

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