Brave New World and Gattaca

Connie asked a great question in class today about what texts to link to Gattaca. An obvious choice is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In terms of subject matter there are clear similarities – the influence of scientific discoveries on the individual, the desire to create a utopian society that in fact becomes a dystopia, institutionalised discrimination and the celebration of the individual.

If you want to read more on Brave New World try somaweb – lots of links on Huxley  (that’s him in the photo) and Brave New World.

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