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What is the caste system in Brave New World?

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Simply put, the caste system in Brave New World is based on intelligence that was more or less determined during conception. 

Therefore, those of higher castes (and thus higher intellect), were the most nurtured throughout their embryonic development. However, those of lower castes had their mental development actively sabotaged by dividing one embryo multiple times through Bokanovsky's Process and then by adding alcohol or restricting oxygen flow to these fetuses. There are five total castes, all of which are characterized below and organized in descending order.

Alphas: They typically dress in gray and are extremely intelligent. They hold the most sophisticated...

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