In the first chapter

In the first chapter - In the first chapter, the D.H.C....

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Unformatted text preview: In the first chapter, the D.H.C. proudly explains the biochemical technology that makes possible the production of virtually identical human beings and, in doing so, introduces Huxley's theme of individuality under assault. Bokanovsky's Process, which arrests normal human development while promoting the production of dozens of identical eggs, deliberately deprives human beings of their unique, individual natures and so makes overt processes for controlling them unnecessary. The uniformity of the Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons is accomplished by careful poisoning with alcohol and produces in Huxley's word "sub-human" people, capable of work but not of independent thought. For these lower-caste men and women, individuality is literally impossible. As a result, built on a large foundation of identical, easily manipulated people, the society thrives. Stability result, built on a large foundation of identical, easily manipulated people, the society thrives....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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