Palestinian American literary theorist and cultural critic Edward Stein describes exile as being a “terrible experience” whose “essential sadness can never be surmounted.” Paradoxically, he also states that it can be a “potent, even enriching experience.” Throughout Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, several characters are confronted with the positive and negative effects of alienation, but the protagonist, John the Savage, best represents Stein’s description of exile. From his childhood in the Malpais Reservation to his introduction into the Society of Brave New World, John feels both the pain and empowerment of isolation. These experiences shape his character and offer insight into the novel's message.
Written in 1932 by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a novel in which many of the characters experience some form of exile. Huxley himself was born and raised by English aristocracy; however, at a young age he contracted a disease that blinded him for two years and left him with severely impaired vision for the rest of his life. The disease kept Huxley from finishing his education, thus restricting him from becoming a true English gentleman. These events in Huxley's life, in part, created his own version of exile from the social class that he was raised in. It could be reasoned that Huxley’s own understanding of exile is what led to so many characters being involved in exile.
In Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, individual freedom is controlled by the use of recreational drugs, genetic manipulation and the encouragement of promiscuous sexual conduct, creating the ideal society whose inhabitants are in a constant happy unchanging utopia. In sharp contrast, Seamus Heaney’s poetry allows for the exploration of individual freedom through his symbolic use of nature and this is emphasised even further by people’s expression of religion, which prevails over the horrors of warfare. Huxley’s incorporation of the totalitarian ruler Mustapha Mond exemplifies the power that World State officials have over individuals within this envisioned society. “Almost nobody.
One day when I woke up I was getting ready to go to America. I was leaving with my Dad, Mom, Sister, and my Brother. My family and I are leaving leaving from Germany and going to America. We are going to bring clothes such as shirts, pants, underwear, socks, shoes, and hats. We will also bring soap, food, and other stuff like that to survive in America.
Saturday morning, awake at 5:30. Packed bag ready to go. Elevation: 1,207. I’ve been waiting for this trip with my scouting group for over a month now, planning meals, setting up tenting arrangements, and gathering supplies. San Jacinto peak, one of four Saint mountains in California with an elevation of over 10,000 feet.
I walked into the small cottage kitchen with a bowl of steaming soup, and I saw my grandma and my grandpa sitting amongst my family. They all seemed very controversial today, so I walked to my table with my soup and sat down slowly. Mother looked at me with a sulking expression when I placed my napkin on my lap and started to eat my slightly warm biscuit. “Something very important happened today, my dear.” My mother looked down, as if she were trying to tell herself this was just a dream.
"So what happened here tonigh? " the officer asked me as I sat down on the pavement. I was too nervous to say anything and I started to hesitate. Before I could explain what had happened, Officer Louie came up and told us that the sheriff wanted them back as soon as possible.
In a Place Too Far Away A lot of things can make up a person; their hair, their eyes, their figure, but it’s one’s experiences that truly make them up. People experience many different things every day. Some stick with you and form you while others fade. I am going to share how moving helped form who I am today.
Love and Sacrifice: Leading to Redemption in A Tale of Two Cities An author writes from personal experience, and their touch taints all the words on the page. Their carefully crafted lines suggest their upbringing and social viewpoint. Charles Dickens’s biased look on society results from his past, and shines through in his writing. His lower-class upbringing in nineteenth century England during the Industrial Revolution caused him to respect those who work up the social ladder, although he did not have the “near omniscience about human character” (The Dark Side of Dickens) of other authors. As Dickens wrote to please his undereducated audience, he is known for the world 's best-known fictional characters.
My family’s life evolved in result of their migration experience, was bitter. My husband U.S. citizenship status disappeared as a kid to null even though he has served for eight years in the U.S. Navy did not mean anything. Because of the bitter experiences my husband rejection in the U.S. Passport, it was not easy for him trust anyone. If is anything related to immigrations, or any government agency, he tries to avoid having to deal with it. He said to me that, “America messed up.”