Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, was my first book about Utopia/Dystopia. And to my surprise, I enjoyed the book. At first, I thought it would be confusing with all the scientific descriptions and futuristic stuff, but it was relatively easy to read and if I dare say, manageable to understand. It was not always easy to follow, but yes, most of the time. The book itself made me feel uncomfortable and strange. Some things Huxley wrote about were too close to how people are acting nowadays. Just a little more dramatically described. It made the book feel more natural and, therefore more spooky. I also felt irritated over the civilized people’s actions, mindlessness, and always-repeating phrases. But that is also something we do as well. People are repeating the same things all the time. The things you were taught, the things you learned, things you heard. Who can tell what is right and what is wrong? We live now. We are used to the world working this way as it is now. Maybe there is nothing wrong with civilization. There was no reason for them to question it (well, if you weren’t too bright). We also don’t question schools, parents, and our knowledge. I’m not saying there is something wrong with us. It is just the perspective we have on the Modern civilization in the book and them on their world.

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