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Imagine living in a world without mothers and fathers, "A Brave New World" full of faceless human clones. This is the society Huxley portrays in his book. Huxley describes a futuristic society that has an alarming effect of dehumanization. This occurs through the absence of spirituality and family, the obsession with physical pleasure, and the misuse of technology. In this world, each person is raised in a test tube rather than a mother's womb, and the government controls every stage of their development, from embryo to maturity. Each new human is placed into a certain class, such as Alpha, Beta, and so on. The embryos are manipulated chemically to stimulate or to retard their physical and mental growth. By repeating phrases over and over while the children sleep, the government can condition each person to accept his role in the world around him and to behave in what the government deems to be a "safe" manner. This creates a society full of human clones, completely devoid of personality. Every person is conditioned to love three things: Henry Ford, their idol; soma, a wonder drug; and sex. No art, no love, and no passion, no qualities that define a person as a human beings.When Shakespeare wrote "The Tempest" back in the 1600s, it is doubtful that he would have expected Huxley to use one of his phrases in such a way as to describe a world devoid of life. A world with only a few random scatterings of anything that modern man could even think of familiar. In act five, scene one of "The Tempest," Miranda, filled with anguish cry's "O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!" With these words, and the sarcasm held within them, she unknowingly shows us the truth of Huxley's "Brave New World," if we could not see it for ourselves. This brave new world is nothing more then stagnation taken to the farthest possible degree, with the "miracles" of technology, for...

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