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Brave New World

             The author of this great book Brave New World is Aldous Huxley. He was born in Surrey England in 1894. I believe that Aldous Huxley was one of the greatest authors of this generation. In 1959 Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. I usually do not enjoy reading books but this book captured me. The main point of this book I believe was to create a perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral issues that you would encounter in every day life. I am now going to give you a summary of the book. Second I would like to discuss how this book relates with society today. Then I will give you my opinion on the book and what I thought of it. .
             Brave New World starts you off in a laboratory where they are making artificial babies or what I like to call them test tube babies. Lenina is a woman in this society that sometimes just doesn't understand why they do certain things in her society. Her first attraction is to a guy in her society named Bernard. Bernard is different then most men in this society; he is shorter than most men. They classify this as a Beta in there society. Bernard is full of many great ideas that usually scare Lenina. Lenina, when she hears these thoughts that Bernard has tries to convince him that Soma will help him. Soma is a drug which in our society here would be for people who are depressed and need help. This is an antidepressant drug. The main person in this society is a guy named Ford. I think of him as a present day Jesus, because everyone basis there thoughts around him. They worship him by chanting and having orgies. In there perfect society Lenina is criticized harshly for being with the same man for so long, Bernard. Bernard is always curious of what it would be like to fall in love. He also is always talking about he is unhappy in this society. Then Lenina and Bernard go on a trip together to an Indian Reservation, where life has not be messed with, and everything remains real; like today's society.

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