Irony In Brave New World

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Irony in Brave New World The Brave New World society is formulized by the advances in science, including the success of human mass production. This idea is used to create a world with no independence of choice. The mockery of identity, united with the abuse of science creates an ironic situation that is remarkably similar to our world today. When decanted in Brave New World you are “born” into a status, that gives you your identity and defines what job you will have, and how you will live the rest of your life. The Brave New World society is hyper focused on genetic engineering... “the Bokanovsky’s Process… One egg, one embryo, and one adult normality. But a Bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to …show more content…
On the contrary the mass production has negative effects, like the emotional stability of the children when they grow up with no family support. This problem is fixed by conditioning children to like or dislike certain things. Something children are conditioned to hate are books and flowers. “Turned, the babies at once fell silent, they began to crawl towards those clusters of sleek colours, those shapes so gay and brilliant on the white pages… There was a violent explosion. Shriller and even shriller, a siren shrieked. Alarm bells maddeningly sounded.” (21) The most important part to the success of identity in Brave New World, begins before the children are even able to comprehend the emotions they are feeling. Therefore conditioning at a young age imprints the wanted …show more content…
They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really awfully glad I’m a beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They’re too stupid to be able…” (pg. 27)
As a person walks by it is easy to tell what status they are and then what kind of a personality they have. In Brave New World seeing a person walking by wearing green would automatically mean they are stupid. In our world a person’s clothing can say a lot to their personality, however, one particular piece of clothing does not give the accusation that they are stupid. Brave New World society and our world today are significantly similar in the ways of our social status. Huxley mocks the status of characters in the book when in reality they are very comparable to the way we act today. However, in the society they abused the advancements in technology and created a world that seems so far off from ours. On the contrary how social ranking is defined is similar in both Brave New World, and our