Essay Ultimate Destruction Of The Brave New World
Wednesday July 29th 2015
Ultimate Destruction of the Brave New World In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley tries to input the belief that every single invention or improvement is for the betterment of mankind and is only an instrument for ultimate destruction. “We are,” he said, “on the horns of an ethical dilemma and to find the middle way will require all out intelligence and all out good will.” Not only in the book, but in real life aswell, one can see that this belief is true. The first example in the book is the way in which babies are “born.” The intense fertilizing, decanting, and conditioning processes is directly used to produce and control the 5 groups of people in society. Now, this would not be a horrible idea, except for when the system can be flawed. We see this in Bernard. An alpha like him, is supposed to be at the top of society being well formed, tall, good looking and intelligent. Bernard, however, is shorter and less attractive than the rest of the men in his grouping, and therefore is thought of as different. This inconsistency in creating the babies shows proof that the system is not one hundred perfect safe, and will in time produce more and more rejects that can eventually destroy the system.
The conditioning process is a good example of how innovation can lead to the destruction of mankind. John has his belief that everyone, no matter how old they are, was an infant because of the…