Satire In Aldous Huxley's 'Crome Yellow'

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Jared Clayton Downing
Mrs. J. Byrd
CP English 12
12/12/17

Satire is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Satire can be used to prove or show how people’s decisions are horrible and causing society to spiral down out of control. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley is a novel set in in small town of Crome soon after World War I.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, novelist, and philosopher. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with first-class honors in English literature in 1916. That same year he published his first book “The Burning Wheel.” He was
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T. H. Huxley, his grandfather was a well known biologist, naturalist and early proponent of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. His father, Leonard, was a teacher and writer and his mother, Julia, was a descendant of the English poet Matthew Arnold. In adulthood, Huxley’s older brothers, Julian and Andrew, would both become accomplished biologists.
In Aldous Huxley’s “Crome Yellow” Denis Stone is a poet trying to navigate the struggles of life. He visits an estate during a break from school to write. While there he encounters many types of people. Mr. Stone is an observant young poet who ends up writing with a group of artists passing time writing about the lavish estate of another writer. Some of these people annoy Mr. Stone, while others amuse and engage with Mr.
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He wants people to see this because by seeing both sides people will be able to come up with stronger and more reliable ideas that could function in society. He believed that with the power to see both sides you could focus on a solution and not an argument. He tried to put these beliefs in his books very subtly. he wants to slowly put these beliefs into peoples minds.
Aldous Huxley next satirizes the people of the 1930s political views. “In the world of ideas everything was clear; in life all was obscure, embroiled.” In this quotes Huxley is saying that mayne people such as politicians have great ideas and sell those ideas to the people, but in the real world those ideas are obscure and not attainable. He is making fun of the people for believe these ideas of politicians and not opening their eyes to see what will and will not

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