Huxley’s thoughts and opinions reflected in his writings, with elements taken directly from his life and experiences. His style of delivering a direct message or arguing opinions is ever so captivating and i say that on behalf of every reader who has ever read his literature creations. He lived during the days of many world scale events and the impact gave birth to a changing society as a whole. All of this no doubt affected Huxley, and resulted in one the most powerful, thought provoking novel of all times “The Brave New World”.
His vision of the future gives great insight to an undesirable lifestyle which may not be so different from today’s existing one. The aspect that makes Huxley’s novel so classic is his visionary ability to use these current influences and invent such a fascinating society. It takes more than intelligence to understand, perceive, observe, analyze, co-relate and foresee things of the future and hence he will forever be the indisputable king of the brave new world.
So what makes his ideas and visions better than any other writer?
Its his more realistic interpretation of a world based on facts, data and analysis and that is what makes him a better writer. He was an admirable, intelligent and talented writer of the past and no wonder he was nicknamed Darwin’s Bulldog for his fierce defense of evolutionary science.
Fascism was just surfacing in his time and he saw the impending harms that could result from it and so he portrays a totalitarian government and how social morals were changing, with a more open view of sexuality, more equality between man and woman, and a great deal of consumerism. The realism of his predictions of a totalitarian government that is in total power of its citizens, where people live in constant happiness due to advanced scientific techniques is presented as a dystopia and that is what shocked the world then and now. A debatable and important questions to ask….
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a fictitious story about a future utopian society where people are mass-produced in laboratories. People have no emotions in this world where drugs and promiscuous sex are greatly encouraged. People are given labels according to their pre-natal intelligence assignment. These different classes all have specific roles within society and nobody is unhappy with their ...
Should the state of happiness be the prime goal for mankind, or should free will, at the expense of contentment, be the key.
Will staying happy ensure stability and the ability to enjoy life? Is the secret of happiness and virtue, liking what you’ve got to do?
Is it, forcing one to like their inescapable social destiny?
Are stability and happiness more important than humanity?
If the world is stable and people are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t get… [And sacrifice of many things is] the price one should pay for stability. Shouldn’t one protest that, without these things, human life is not worth living, even with happiness.
what is the role of mankind?
Should we merely strive for a life of happiness, or should we maintain the right to freedom of choice as the ultimate goal?
These questions crop up in his reader’s mind……and how beautiful is that? Fabulous! Isn’t It?
Much of Huxley’s vision is already reality today. We are more conscious of changes that technology brings upon us and try to recognize its potential threats. This is the reason why there are always opposing groups of certain advancements, trying to see not only the pros but the cons of new technology. Huxley therefore hasn’t so much aided in the creation of new technologies, instead he has made us guarded or worried about these advancements.The ideology has served as a gauge against which we judge the advents of technology.