Even though Huxley could not predict the future, themes of Brave New World became clearly prevalent in our society after his popular work came to light. His foreboding intuition about the presence of powerful central governments, conditioning of human beings, and attempts of mind control were all too real. Consequently, Huxley’s work foreshadowed the societal issues experienced in the mid-twentieth century and could have been used to identify the ominous circumstances, in order to prevent their occurrence. Brave New World perfect example of issues that arise with the advancement of
Aldous Huxley uses his novel Brave New World, to over exaggerate the sexual relationships between people in the 1930s, whilst portraying how this promiscuity was harmful to women. The 1930s were a time in history when women were beginning to work and provide for themselves. They had gained employment during wartime, continuing their labor even as men returned home. Huxley’s society portrayed in the novel strips women of their new independence and status and instead tries to take away their sense of importance. His voice concerning the sexual relationships men had resorted to, is heard through the actions of specific characters.
Ford had immense respect for the work he did but he made sure he did not do it all. Ford believed in his employees so much and depended greatly on them for the creation and production of the car even paying them more than generous salaries. One Final trait of Henry Ford was his ability to see the bigger picture. There is another side to generosity to his employees. He believed that by paying a generous salary he could attract some of the greatest engineers and mechanics from all around the city and consequently he succeeded in hiring the best of the best.
Huxley creates a society that seems to be a utopia to its citizens but is clearly dystopic to readers who understand the tyrannical government of World State. The purpose of Brave New World is to satirize Huxley’s society and the future if society continues it unethical behavior. Huxley hopes to make readers apprehensive of the consequences of a technologically-based society- a contemptible
From there he just took off as he successfully created that and wanted to add upon it to create something that could be steered and was easier to drive. “The Model T, also known as the “Tin Lizzie,” changed the way Americans live, work and travel. Henry Ford’s revolutionary advancements in assembly-line automobile manufacturing made the Model T the first car to be affordable for a majority of Americans” (History.com). The reason why Henry Ford was so successful with the Model T was because it was affordable. Before, not many Americans had the money to own a car.
Huxley believes that society will become putrid and evil, driven by instant gratification. Instant gratification leads to ignorance of one’s values resulting in the attitudes of the characters displayed in the book. The society Huxley pictures is one without morals with no resistance after enough time as all the “savages” will end up ceasing to
Huxley was a satirical person, so the reader can connect directly with the author’s words and feelings. Things that are seen in today’s society and society during Huxley’s life are mocked in the novel. An example used throughout the book is Huxley’s new religion of the World State. Sex and religion are combined to create a new religion that does not worship God, but Ford, as in Henry Ford. Through sexual group acts, called “Orgy-Porgy,” Ford is praised.
By taking away any sort of effort and hardship, humans are being numbed, dumbed down and destructive. Huxley, in his novel Brave New World, sets up an entire society that relying on mass production, mass consumption, and instant gratification. This immediacy and efficiencies creates a world of mindless drone humans skating through life
In modern Western civilization, based on Aldous Huxley’s personal views, he implied warnings about the future of modern society throughout Brave New World. Huxley implied the dangers of technology, a big government, degrading humanity and its implication; therefore, modern citizens should be consequently thinking those dangers and how it still applies to modern civilization. If Huxley observed the daily life of modern students in western civilization, he would point out how life in Brave New World is similar to life today through technology, consumption, and how we see each other. Consumerism makes the community and economy stable, which is the goal of the society in Brave New World. In the novel, the buying and selling of goods and services are important to them in their consumer economy.
Huxley’s a Brave New World depicts the various ideas of freedom. When introducing the World State, Huxley portrays it as a utopia. To the World State, freedom is having the power to condition and to be conditioned. It is a place where mass production “keeps the wheels steadily turning” (228) and where truth and beauty have no place. In contrast to this, when Huxley introduces John he reveals a completely different portrayal of freedom.