The Effects of Satire

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Often authors use satire to put a point across in their writing. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley; Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury; and The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood are all good examples of such satire. Each of these authors mock society in the way they feel it will be in the future if some of the actions that society takes go too far. They all do this by describing a different kind of "Utopia." There are forms of brainwashing, censorship, control and fear in each novel which then lead to some sort of rebellion because of personal conflicts.
Huxley uses satire in his novel to describe what he is thinking about technology today. In Brave New World there is a convention where babies are artificially produced. There is no such thing as reproducing humans sexually. There is still such a thing as sex, yet it is strictly for pleasure only. There are so many new ways to produce humans technologically today and Huxley is stating that if society doesn't control such technology that the technology will soon take control of us. Our society could turn out to be that of a Brave New World. In Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury is satirizing technology also.Bradbury uses a thing called the "Parlour Family." This is a room that has something much like a television studio. The main character, Guy Montag has one of these. His wife is constantly glued to it and calls the people her family. She is more involved with her "parlour family" that she almost forgets Guy is there most of the time. This parlour represents the television or even the computer and the internet. Technology is so advanced today that Bradbury is predicting how technological it will be in the future. He is depicting people of today who are constantly glued to a television or computer. Bradbury is putting across that society must not let technologytare you away from your family and friends. People should get out and do more then wa…