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Aldous Huxley in his distopian novel- Brave New World written in 1932 presents a horrifying view of a possible future in which society has become a prisoner of the very technology it hoped would save us In -Brave New World Huxleys distortion of technology religion and family values is much more effective than his use of literary realism found in his depiction of a savage reservation Through his use of distortion Huxley tells a classic tale with the theme of be careful what you wish for because it may not truly be what you wanted Huxley effectively uses distortion in -Brave New World through his depiction of social values of the future For example when Barnard Marx hears somebody talking about Lenina in the locker room he becomes upset Leaving the building everyone he passes recommends soma for his bad mood Huxley shows the reader that drug use is becoming more and more an acceptable way out for a weak society He is showing society that we are becoming emotionally incapable of dealing with pain and hurt Furthermore the students while speaking with the director of the London Hatchery are told at one time people were viviparous and were disgusted and outraged Huxley is trying to warn society that its lack of commitment and endurance will eventually be its downfall Lack of the experience of pregnancy severs the emotional ties of the woman and her child An emotionless society feels no guilt In addition Lenina when accused of lack of promiscuity by Fanny while in the locker room religiously denies it Monogamy requires commitment pain and work Huxley is predicting humans progressing to a society of people who are unable to focus on anything but pleasure unable to handle the work of a commitment He knew the road we were on would lead the wrong way Huxley also uses distortion to open peoples eyes to the world of religion For example Bernard Marx hurries
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