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Brave New World,different look

The youth of Brave New World draw a startling conclusion when compared to that of today's; However the programming used was much more direct then the techniques used in present day society. At a very young age, the children of Brave New World are taught to not only accept and embrace death but eventually become indifferent towards it. They have "death conditioning" where they are rewarded, with chocolate or various other treats, for watching people die. While certainly nothing of this sort happens in today’s culture, the effects seen on the youth are still the same. Currently, the young minds of the world are compounded with scenes of violence, that will eventually numb them to the savage images of human tragedy. By showing violent images constantly, the children become distant to it; Indeed, the concept is foreign. A perfect example are the attacks on the World Trade Center. Many youths have said, ;I don;t feel that;s it;s real,; or ;It feels like a TV show.;The days of massacres or unspeakable crimes have gone. The entertainment industry has raised the public’s shock value to an unprecedented level. The result is a feeling of apathy. It seems twisted, but to them, it is simply reality. Nevertheless, a warped reality.
However, the twisted illusion doesn’t stop there. In Brave New World, the children are programmed to believe that no one belongs to anyone else. Consequently, everyone is shared with everyone else. ;Every one works for every one else …; (136) The biggest lesson, however, is the teaching that no person is different from any other. By training them to focus on this, the government denies them a very human right, the right to be an individual. While the individual is certainly understood here in today’s society, it is far from accepted. By spending time alone, a young man obtains the title of a "loner" or a "freak" among his peers. It is…


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