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Brave New World

by aldous huxley

Author: aldous huxley

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Language: English

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Brave New World is a novel written by Aldous Huxley, which was published in 1932. The novel describes the developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that are intended to change society. The book is seen as futuristic and antiutopian. The motto of the book is "Community, Identity, Stability". The future life is seen like the one without violence everyone has everything. However, the author believes that something goes wrong. Huxley presumes that many traditions of our society that are taken for granted now were presupposed. The book is pretty complicated and philosophical and tough for understanding but it is definitely recommended for all readers who are questioning the life and the future.

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...and loud noises, fiowers and electric shocks­already in the infant mind thesecouples were compromisingly linked; and after two hundred repetitions of the sameor a similar lesson would be wedded indissolubly. What man has joined, nature ispowerless to put asunder. "They'll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an 'instinctive' hatred ofbooks and flowers. Reflexes unalterably conditioned. They'll be safe from booksand botany all their lives. " The Director turned to his nurses. "Take them awayagain. "Still yelling, the khaki babies were loaded on to their dumb-waiters and wheeledout, leaving behind them the smell of sour milk and a most welcome silence. One of the students held up his hand; and though he could see quite well why youcouldn't have lower-cast people wasting the Community's time over books, and thatthere was always the risk of their reading something which might undesirablydecondition one of their reflexes, yet ... Well, he couldn't understand about theflowers....

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