Progress in our modern world and its reflection in utopian literature (Brave new world- Huxley) Hello everybody. I should give a 15 minutes presentation about this topic but i havent got any ideas. There are too many progress in our modern world and too many progress in BNW, too. Any ideas to this topic? I dont know what i should say to this task.

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My first inclination would be to focus on medication and "pill-popping" and draw a parallel between the novel and the world we live in today.

Medicating ourselves is a way of life in the real world, at least to some degree, and this is a result of medical advances as...

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My first inclination would be to focus on medication and "pill-popping" and draw a parallel between the novel and the world we live in today.

Medicating ourselves is a way of life in the real world, at least to some degree, and this is a result of medical advances as well as a political/commercial re-definition of controlled substances (Prozac, Valium, Ibuprofen, etc.) as non-specialty, a-conditional drugs, open to anyone regardless of medical condition. 

This is an over-simplification of a wide-spread, complex phenomenon, but there is room, I think, for a connection to be made on this point.

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The whole point of this book is that progress is not such a great thing.  We love material progress today but we (Huxley is saying) can take it too far.  In BNW, you have the world having gone crazy due to their desire for material things.  You can argue that today we have lost our spiritual values and our moral values and our love for other people because all we care about is money and material things just as is true in BNW.

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