Brave New World, Blog chp 1-9

With reference to the Science Fiction novel Brave New World, ¬†this is a book that was written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley.¬† The book depicts and anticipates technological advancement in reproduction, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning.¬†We can see this clearly being outlined in the novel with reference to¬†(page) xii,¬† top¬†paragraph, quote ” It is the advancement of science as it affects human individuals. the triumphs of physics, chemistry and engineering are tacitly taken for granted.”

Also related to the fact of the aforementioned quote, is the last paragraph on page(xii) ” This really revolutionary revolution is to be achieved, not in the external world, but in the souls and flesh of human beings.¬† Living as he did in a revolutionary period, the Marquis de Sade very naturally made use of the theory of revolutions in order to rationalize his peculiar brand of insanity.”¬† The start of the novel in chapter (1), clearly depicts and gives the imagery of a medical facility where there were students that were very eager to learn and soak up every ounce of knowledge they could through what appears to be residency of new and upcoming doctors.¬† Chapter (1) page 2 second paragraph, ” A troop of newly arrived students, very young, pink and callow, followed nervously, rather abjectly, at the Director’s heels.¬† Each of them carried a note book, in which, whenever the great man spoke,¬† he desperately scribbled.¬† Straight from the horses mouth.¬† It was the rare privilege.¬† The D.H.C. for the Central London always made¬†point of personally conducting his new¬†students round the various departments.”

Fully¬†immersed in learning, the students quickly started gaining new knowledge of eggs and embryo’s and the way they split. Page (5) paragraph (1) ” From eight to ninety six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full- sized adult.¬† Making ninety human beings grow where they never grew before. Progress”.¬† Clearly stated by the name given to him as the Director of Hatcheries and conditioning referred to on page (2), he is quite the enthusiast when it comes to Bokanovsky.¬† This is a process of fictional human cloning that is a key aspect of the world envisioned in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.¬† The process is applied to fertilize human eggs in vitro, causing them to split into identical genetic copies of the original.


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