In a nutshell, Brave New World is a book…a book people might call horrifying or magnificent, but in reality, it is more than a book. It is an experience. Despite my best efforts, I will never be able to fully understand this experience. A book that I hated so much has never connected with me so deeply. It’s strange to feel so many emotions at once, but that’s what brave new world provides a rollercoaster of emotions.
As much as I felt so many different emotions while reading this book, I felt hatred the most. I hated the fact that the book made me recognize something I have been ignoring for a long time. Whether we like it or not, the fact is that our society is just as horrible as the brave new world society. As a society, we treat our women as though they are objects and have never reached the true equality we hoped for. As a result, we exclude the people who act differently, speak differently, or look different from us. In order to relieve our pain, we drug ourselves.
In spite of that, we judge this novel as if this society is incapable. The idea of a society filled with sex and drugs is grotesque. However, is this not the way our society is now? Despite the fact that this may not have been my favorite book, I do appreciate what it taught me and I hope that one day we can be the kind of society that grows and learns and develops as we go along.