London always made a point of personally conducting his new students round the various departments. “Just to give you a general idea,” he would explain to. Il mondo nuovo (Brave New World) è un romanzo di fantascienza di genere distopico scritto nel da Aldous Huxley. È il suo romanzo più. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness. For sure, Huxley was writing a satirical piece of fiction, not.
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Each of them carried a notebook, in which, whenever the great man spoke, he desperately scribbled. It was a rare privilege. The D. For of course some sort of general idea they must have, if they were to do their work intelligently- though as little of one, if they were to be good and happy members of society, as possible. For particulars, as every one knows, make for virture and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils.
Not philosophers but fretsawyers 5 6 IDPH and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society. The boys scribbled like mad. Tall and rather thin but upright, the Director advanced into the room.
He had a long chin and big rather prominent teeth, just covered, when he was not talking, by his full, floridly curved lips. Old, young? It was hard to say.
Foster on the shouder. In the Bottling Room all was harmonious bustle and ordered activity. Whizz and then, click! Next to the Liners stood the Matriculators. The procession advanced; one by one the eggs were transferred from their test-tubes to the larger containers; def- tly the peritoneal lining was slit, the morula dropped into place, the saline so- lution poured in. Heredity, date of fertilization, membership of Bokanovsky Group- details were transferred from test-tube to bottle.
No longer anonymous, but named, identified, the procession marched slowly on; on through an opening in the wall, slowly on into the Social Predestination Room. The temperature was still tropical.
They descended into a thickening twilight. Two doors and a passage with a double turn insured the cellar against any possible infiltration of the day. Foster waggishly, as he pushed open the second door.
The bulging flanks of row on receding row and tier above tier of bottles glinted with innumerable rubies, and among the rubies moved the dim red spectres of men and women with purple eyes and all the symptoms of lupus. The hum and rattle of machinery faintly stirred the air.
Two hundred and twenty metres long, two hundred wide, ten high. He pointed upwards. Like chickens drinking, the students lifted their eyes towards the distant ceiling. The spidery steel-work of gallery above gallery faded away in all directions into the dark. Near them three red ghosts were busily unloading demijohns from a moving staircase. Two hundred and sixty-seven days at eight metres a day. Two thousand one hundred and thirty-six metres in all.
One circuit of the cellar at ground level, one on the first gallery, half on the second, and on the two hun- dred and sixty-seventh morning, daylight in the Decanting Room. Independent existence-so called. Oh, a very great deal. You tell them everything, Mr. Told them of the growing embryo on its bed of peritoneum.
Made them tas- te the rich blood surrogate on which it fed. Explained why it had to be sti- mulated with placentin and thyroxin. Told them of the corpus luteum extract. Showed them the jets through which at every twelfth metre from zero to it was automatically injected. Spoke of those gradually increasing doses of pitui- tary administered during the final ninety-six metres of their course.
Described the artificial maternal circulation installed in every bottle at Metre ; showed them the resevoir of blood- surrogate, the centrifugal pump that kept the liquid moving over the placenta and drove it through the synthetic lung and waste product filter.
Showed them the simple mechanism by means of which, during the last two metres out of every eight, all the embryos were simultaneously shaken into familiarity with movement. Told them of the test for sex carried out in the neighborhood of Metre Explained the system of labelling-a T for the males, a circle for the females and for those who were destined to become freemartins a question mark, black on a white ground.
One fertile ovary in twelve hundred-that would really be quite sufficient for our purposes. But we want to have a good choice. And of course one must always have an enormous margin of safety. So we allow as many as thirty per cent of the female embryos to develop normally. The others get a dose of male sex-hormone every twenty-four metres for the rest of the course. Guaranteed sterile. He rubbed his hands. We decant our babies as socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewage workers or future.
They were passing Metre on Rack A young Beta-Minus mechanic was busy with screw-driver and spanner on the blood-surrogate pump of a passing bottle.
The hum of the electric motor deepened by fractions of a tone as he turned the nuts. Down, down. A final twist, a glance at the revolution counter, and he was done. He moved two paces down the line and began the same process on the next pump. Foster explained. Nothing like oxygen- shortage for keeping an embryo below par.
After that the skeleton. At seventy per cent of normal oxygen you got dwarfs. At less than seventy eyeless monsters. Whereas his voice became confidential and eager , if they could discover a technique for shortening the period of maturation what a triumph, what a be- nefaction to Society! Mature at six; the elephant at ten. While at thirteen a man is not yet sexually mature; and is only full-grown at twenty.
Hence, of course, that fruit of delayed development, the human intelligence. But though the Epsilon mind was mature at ten, the Epsilon body was not fit to work till eighteen. Long years of superfluous and wasted immaturity. Could the effects of this germinal mutation be undone? Could the indivi- dual Epsilon embryo be made a revert, by a suitable technique, to the normality of dogs and cows? That was the problem. And it was all but solved.
Pilkington, at Mombasa, had produced individuals who were sexually mature at four and full-grown at six and a half. A scientific triumph.
But socially use- less. Six-year-old men and women were too stupid to do even Epsilon work. And the process was an all-or-nothing one; either you failed to modify at all, or else you modified the whole way. They were still trying to find the ideal com- promise between adults of twenty and adults of six. So far without success. Foster sighed and shook his head. Their wanderings through the crimson twilight had brought them to the neigh- borhood of Metre on Rack 9.
From this point onwards Rack 9 was enclosed and the bottle performed the remainder of their journey in a kind of tunnel, interrupted here and there by openings two or three metres wide. Hot tunnels alternated with cool tunnels.
Coolness was wedded to discomfort in the form of hard X-rays.
By the time they were decanted the embryos had a horror of cold. They were predestined to emigrate to the tropics, to be miner and acetate silk spinners and steel workers. Later on their minds would be made to endorse the judgment of their bodies. All conditioning aims at that: In a gap between two tunnels, a nurse was delicately probing with a long fine syringe into the gelatinous contents of a passing bottle.
The students and their guides stood watching her for a few moments in silence. Foster, when at last she withdrew the syringe and straightened herself up.
The girl turned with a start. One could see that, for all the lupus and the purple eyes, she was uncommonly pretty. Foster explained to the students. The first of a batch of two hundred and fifty embryonic rocket-plane engineers was just passing the eleven hundred metre mark on Rack 3. A special mechanism kept their containers in constant rotation. We have a big batch of them on Rack 5.
Follow me. But the Director had looked at his watch. We must go up to the Nurseries before the children have finished their afternoon sleep. The Director opened a door. They were in a large bare room, very bright and sunny; for the whole of the southern wall was a single window.
Half a dozen nurses, trousered and jacketed in the regulation white viscose-linen uniform, their hair aseptically hidden under white caps, were engaged in setting out bowls of roses in a long row across the floor. Big bowls, packed tight with blossom. Thousands of petals, ripe-blown and silkily smooth, like the cheeks of innumerable little cherubs, but of cherubs, in that bright light, not exclusively pink and Aryan, but also luminously Chinese, also Mexican, also apoplectic with too much blowing of celestial trumpets, also pale as death, pale with the posthumous whiteness of marble.
In silence the nurses obeyed his command. Between the rose bowls the books were duly set out-a row of nursery quartos opened invitingly each at some gaily coloured image of beast or fish or bird. They hurried out of the room and returned in a minute or two, each pushing a kind of tall dumb-waiter laden, on all its four wire-netted shelves, with eight- month-old babies, all exactly alike a Bokanovsky Group, it was evident and all since their caste was Delta dressed in khaki.
Turned, the babies at once fell silent, then began to crawl towards those clusters of sleek colours, those shapes so gay and brilliant on the white pages.
As they approached, the sun came out of a momentary eclipse behind a cloud. The roses flamed up as though with a sudden passion from within; a new and profound sigruficance seemed to suffuse the shining pages of the books.
From the ranks of the crawling babies came little squeals of excitement, gurgles and twitterings of pleasure. The Director rubbed his hands. The swiftest crawlers were already at their goal. Small hands reached out un- certainly, touched, grasped, unpetaling the transfigured roses, crumpling the il- luminated pages of the books.
The Director waited until all were happily busy. And, lifting his hand, he gave the signal. The Head Nurse, who was standing by a switchboard at the other end of the room, pressed down a little lever. An article about the history of women, its relation to new media, and how to make social movements more effective.
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Although they treat these themes very differently — Brave New World being a futuristic dystopia set in England while The Loved One is a contemporary satire set in the United States — there are some suggestive similarities in imagery which could arise from the fact that both authors had visited Southern California shortly before the respective novels were written.
The paper goes on to compare the different approaches to political and social satire used by these authors, and discusses the aesthetic implications of these approaches.
L'incanto del fordismo dissacrato da Huxley.