Observations on the colour, shape, temper, and dress of the Indians of America. The Indians are of a copper or red-clay colour -- and they delight in every thing, which they imagine may promote and increase it: If we consider the common laws of nature and providence, we shall not be surprized at this custom; for every thing loves best its own likeness and place in the creation, and is disposed to ridicule its opposite. If a deformed son of burning Africa, was to paint the devil, he would not do it in black colours, nor delineate him with a shagged coarse woolly head, nor with thick lips, a short flat nose or clumsy feet, like those of a bear:
Technology in the wrong hands can be devastating—the topic of thousands of spy movies of the 20th-century. The worst hands for technology is government. The individual exists only for the benefit of the state. Something to consider the next time you read about wire-tapping, surveillance capabilities, or stem cell research—perhaps the most applicable of Brave New World technologies.
The Dangers of Big Government: Government that attempts to control all aspects of life and sets itself up as the provider of happiness is a government certain to destroy individual liberties.
Should government be involved in business, in industry, in health care? Huxley and history would argue no. Take for example the low standard of living caused by authoritarian Communist and Socialist regimes throughout Asia and Eastern Europe in the 20th-century.
A look at the United States government even shows its incompetence in providing solutions on matters it is not meant to solve; hence, the need to rely on the U.
Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The Degradation of Human Sexuality and its Implications: Along with the loss of individuality comes the loss of self worth. Lenina considers herself a commodity to be shared with all.
Everybody belongs to everyone is a hypnopaedic preconditioning repeated frequently in the novel. The Disregard for Human Life: Even in death, individuals are viewed as commodities, as a source of phosphorus. The dead are sent to the hospital to die in solitude.
The Dangers of Consumerism: The need to consume more goods to maintain economic stability is at the heart of preconditioning and genetic tampering. Modern readers do not need to read Brave New World to witness rampant consumerism and materialism and its effects.
The Mind-numbing Effects of Drugs: The distribution of soma keeps citizens under control and helps them forget about their problems. An obvious correlation exists between soma and the use of illegal narcotics and other illegal drugs today; a closer look, however, reveals that soma relates even more closely to the abuse of pain killers and other legal prescription drugs.
Can you see some of the warnings from the novel coming true in our own time? This post is part of the series:Brave New World warns of the dangers of giving the state control over new and powerful technologies.
One illustration of this theme is the rigid control of reproduction through technological and medical intervention, including the surgical removal of ovaries, the Bokanovsky Process, and .
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(Click the themes infographic to download.) Huxley wrote that the focus of Brave New World isn't science itself, but science as it affects people. Just like how Twilight isn't a book about vampire (Click the themes infographic to download.) Let's talk about sex, baby.
In Brave New World, sex and. P R E F A C E. The following history, and observations, are the production of one who hath been chiefly engaged in an Indian life ever since the year and most of the pages were written among our old friendly Chikkasah, with whom I first traded in the year At first, someone will dismiss the notions, ideas and predictions of the book as a ridiculous fiction and the consequence of HuxleyР’'s crazy imagination.
However, one must seem at his advancement of his Brave " NEW WORLD " more closely to find its feasibility. [The following is a transcription of Igor Shafarevich's The Socialist nationwidesecretarial.com work was originally published in Russian in France under the title Sotsializm kak iavlenie mirovoi istorii in , by YMCA Press.
An English translation was subsequently published in by Harper & Row.