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Firestarter by Stephen KingA Brave New World by Aldus Huxley Altering genes for better or for worse always is going to get both negative and positive reactions Both Stephen King and Aldus Huxleys books deal with genetic alteration Stephen King has been more of a horror writer whereas Aldus Huxley writes mainly on scientific satire So it is fit to say that the genetic Lot 6 experiments are made to cause horror in Firestarter whereas the Bokonovsky genetic Process is made to simply be scientific satire in A Brave New World Throughout this essay both genetic processes will be explained as well as their background in each book A Brave New World starts off in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Centre where the Director of the Hatchery and an assistant give a tour to a group of boys They learn about the Bokanovsky and Podsnap Processes as well as the five castes Alpha Beta Gamma Delta and Epsilon The Alpha embryos are fated with becoming the leaders and thinkers of the World State while each of the later castes is conditioned to be slightly less physically and intellectually imposing The Epsilons who are stunted and stunned by oxygen deprivation and chemical treatments are destined to perform basic jobs A quote that helps show this is the lower the castethe shorter the oxygenBut in Epsilonswe dont need human intelligence This quote shows that the Epsilons are disregarded so much that they dont even need human intelligence As the book progresses the main characters which either work for the Director or are from one of the castes have sexual interactions and eventually one kills himself The next paragraph will show you how the process actually works The Bokonovsky Process is a very organized and complete process Gamma and Deltas go to the point that they are divided to form up to ninety-six identical embryos which then expand into ninety-six identical human beings
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