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Although BNW and BR were composed fifty years apart they deal with the same issues but communicate different values Discuss this statement and how your understanding of humanitys relationship with nature was shaped Human relationships and humanitys understanding of the wild are shaped and reflected in Blade Runner by Ridley Scott and in Brave New World Aldous Huxley through their composers use of the contrast between true nature and the wild Both texts present dystopic futures where the materialistic scientific and economic ways of thinking have been allowed to nullify the humanistic religious and philosophical ways of thinking in the name of progress Although Brave New World and Blade Runner were composed fifty years apart they deal with similar issues such as the loss of humanity but communicate different values such as the necessity of a natural environment In Blade Runner people see nature as a novelty whereas in Brave New World people are conditioned to hate nature It is their respective contexts which defines humanitys relationship with nature By definition the phrase natural world suggests a world that is formed by nature growing spontaneously uncultivated and not artificial The dominant environments in both Brave New World and Blade Runner cannot in any of these senses be considered natural In Brave New World nature is simply ignored and removed for the benefit of humanity This thematic concern stems from Huxleys context of the early twentieth century In 1932 shortly before publishing Brave New World Huxley lived in a time where science technology and consumption were rapidly progressing and this supposedly deteriorated the environment Huxley feared the rapid influences of technology would result in a technologically dominated world where man has lost its relationship with nature and in doing so he constructed the text Brave New World The characterisation of Huxley in BNW is John and his observations about the social environment reflect Huxleys warning that if humans value technological change without considering
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