In Brave New World, an interesting societal difference from our own world is introduced, where offspring are grown in a lab. The original zygote goes through a method called Bokanovsky’s Process, which causes it to bud up to a maximum of ninety-five times to create genetically indifferent organisms. The Director calls this process “one of the major instruments of social stability,” which is likely the same thought that the people in this dystopian setting share. I wanted to dive deeper into this idea, so i looked at how Bokanovsky’s Process supports the social framework of the world, and for that, I started with the motto of the humans, “Community, Identity, Stability.” For each principle, I’ve found evidence for how humans turning into oviparous animals maintains the social structure present in this novel.
Community is formed when people share similarities with each other, so they consider themselves mutually related. Bokanovsky’s Process absolutely boosts the notion of community, as the people who are the clones of a single zygote will befriend each other and create their communities. The humans of a single class (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon) will also feel that they are closely related because each class gets different physical alterations while still on the conveyor belt. The government can proudly say that its community is one of the best in the world because of the people that make up the community, who are all essentially the same in most ways.