Huxley – “Brave new world” and his dystopian conception of society
Huxley's "Brave new world" is one of the most important dystopian novels. The book was published in 1932. In this novel, Huxley describes a mechanized society dominated by a capitalist conception. In this context, individuality is annihilated.
The “Brave new world” describes a perfectly ordered society, that is divided into five hierarchically structured social classes. The members of these social classes have rights and duties based on their capabilities: alpha has leadership and government roles, beta has administrative assignments without command responsibility; The three lower classes have more practical and manual tasks, work more or less heavy depending on their intelligence: if the range and even the delta require a minimum of preparation and design, the epsilon must take care of the most humble jobs in most conditions hard. Classes are perfectly realistic and within them there is only a distinction between plus and minus, depending on the effectiveness with which they play their role; There is also a strong predestination criterion.
The society described by Huxley is the extrusion of the Fordist organizational paradigm, with a large dose of induced positivism, transposed into all dimensions of human life, from test tube birth to death.