Brave New World Title Analysis

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Title: How might the title relate to the text? Brave New World offers a feeling of a perfect utopia where everything is ideal and modelistic. This suggests that the society in the novel and its characters are content and that all goes well—similar to the perspective of Voltaire’s Candide: the idea of the current world being “the best of all worlds.” Why might the author have chosen it over any other title? Brave New World is a term used to describe the new-coming of an era, usually ironically. The author may have used this as a way to describe the situation the characters are in. In fact, John repeatedly uses this term as the grotesque nature of the World State is upon him, he is introduced into a new world. By entering the civilization of control,…show more content…
(after Ford), representing a futuristic timeframe. This would be the year 2579 according to the Gregorian calendar. Place/geographic location The society presented takes place in London, England, which is part of the the World State civilization. Different parts of our current world are mentioned as existing in the text such as areas in the United States (New Mexico and New York), Europe (parts of France), and Asia (Singapore). Context (familial, local, cultural, historical) The fictional world presented in Brave New World has developed into a society revolved around the efficiency of technology, creating the World State. A caste system is created with the lower rank developed to be physically and mentally inferior to the upper ranks. Driven by sex and drugs, unity and happiness are the essential necessities of society. Major characters: Character Name Describe with two or three words (key personality traits, for example: ambitious, lonely, overprotected) General condition (for example, the religious, mental, moral, social, and/or economic conditions) Conflicts (internal and/or external) that motivate and shape the
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