A Brave New World Exile Analysis

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Jade Burr
20 Aug, 2016
AP Literature
Exile in This Brave New World Home is one of the few things in this world that has a plethora of interpretations. It is not limited to physical aspects, it soars beyond into our emotions. Thus proving that home does not have to be a tangible thing, it can be a person, activity, or ideology. The entirety of A Brave New World encompasses the idea of the inhalation of the things we cherish. The novel incorporates the aspects in life that are typically viewed as unconventional or disheartening, and consequently displays the good that comes along with them. Although many characters within the novel clearly go through many forms of exile from home, Mustapha Mond, depicts the most heart-wrenching cut
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Over the years of being a World Controller, he has been able to learn how to disguise his secrets. When Mustapha reads papers, he always enjoys reading them, but critiques them as he is supposed to. Mond even wrote about how a piece of work was “heretical” and” potentially subversive” (118). This all shows the benefits of being isolated from his home, it increases his productivity at work. On the other hand it has slightly subdued his whimsical fascination with original thoughts. He displays this characteristic when he states that it would be fun, “if one didn’t have to think about happiness!” (118) Also on page 158, Mond talks about how the books are old so they do not matter, but when he is told that God does not change he states, “Men do, though.” By the end of the novel we can truly see just how separation from his passion, or home, has changed Mustapha. He became callous and less appreciative of curiosity. When the Savage acknowledges all of the terrible things that Mustapha is saying that the savage claims and the savage agrees, all he says is “You’re welcome” (163). This behavior is something that has been apparent, but reached its full potential after Mustapha’s separation from
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