Reading Response 1 Essay

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Reading Response #1
Brave New World
Chapters 1-5

Miranda Emke
Mrs. Moric
March 26th, 2014
Walkerton District Community School After reading Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and going into the first five chapters, I must say one word that sums up my reaction would be ‘enlightened’. The first five chapters got me thinking about the future both near and far away. This book could be labelled as realistic fiction, but also in the book there are key elements that make then undeniably unbelievable. Throughout these first few chapters, they talk about the same topics and also ideas on the world’s society and even civilization. Right away Brave New World shows us some consequences of present actions and also how baldy our society may turn out. I noticed that Aldous Huxley doesn’t directly ask questions but gives the reader a scenario, and this set-up then allows us as readers to make out own conclusions and opinions. I must say I have never read a book like this before and found some parts confusing and slightly hard to follow. He tells us how the world might become a population of clones and there could be countless replicas of the same person. This can block out uniqueness and individuality. I quickly picked up on that the only reason these people are happy is because they are trained and hypnotized to be. I wonder why Huxley chose to use this theory or come up with these kinds of ideas like using Ford as their ‘God’. This novel makes readers aware of