Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a futuristic dystopian novel. The World State is inhabited by genetically modified humans and runs on an intelligence-based social hierarchy. Bernard Marx doesn’t fit in with the rest of the World State’s population, so when he visits “the Savage Reservation” and sees the opportunity, he returns home with two imperfect individuals to gain attention. I felt sorry for Linda; there was no way she would have ever been accepted by the world in which she grew up. For John, I felt even more sympathy. He went to the World State expecting a utopia; instead, he was trapped in an unfeeling world that put him on display for being different. This book was slow at times, but Huxley’s world-building was marvelous, and the book brings awareness to several significant societal issues.
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