“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley is evaluated as one of the most effective dystopian novels that reflect the future societies where individual freedom is endangered. It depicts a state which establishes all the facilities that will provide “universal happiness” and discourages anything that would upset the citizens, and therefore cause “chaos” and “social
3.1 Plot Summary The dystopian science-fiction novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley follows the story of Lenina Crowne and Bernard Marx who are inhabitants of a totalitarian global society in the distant future (2540 A.D./ 632 A.F.). The society is clearly hirachially devided into different groups of which the lowest three groups (that make up a majority of the entire population) consist of cloned individuals. The protagonists Lenina and Bernard (who themselves are no clones), on trip to a Savage Reservation far away from the rules of the World State, encounter Linda who got left-behind after being separated from her group and her son John whose father is revealed to be Bernard’s boss. Being brought up in the reservation and taught to read
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime In the book The Curiouse Incident of the Dog in the Nightime Mark Haddon, the author, displays the change in mood and tone in Christopher’s mother’s letters. Tone is the way the author expresses his attitude throughtout the novel. Mood is the feeling the reader gets while reading the book. In this book the main character Christopher John Francis Boone finds a box filled with letters from his mother, nextly the climax changed the readers whole point of view compared to the begging of the book, and lastly the mood changes from sad/mysterious to upsetting during parts of the novel.
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.
The Plight of Perfection In my opinion the most integral theme in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley was the theme of Individuality. In a world where conformity and perfection take precedence over all other things individuality is seen as taboo, and those who think outside of the proverbial box are therefore outcasted. Although the leaders of The World State took it upon themselves to condition every iota of singular thought out of each individual there were still a few people who were very different than their ideal.
A world denied of violence, judgement, and conflict. In that individuals initiate their own words, they find their superlative way of living in the ideal thought of religion, and the perfect government. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New Worlds novel has several striking differences in today’s society. These differences do not make our society into becoming like the World State. In this dystopian society the government gets the upper hand on everything.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs is a story about a young slave named Linda and her personal experience trying to escape alive. Linda is a brilliant black slave that is constantly tormented mentally and physically by her master, Dr. Flint. For the sake of Linda’s two young children she had with a white man out of wedlock, Linda decides to escape until she or her children are bought by close friends or family, so that they may never experience the tribulations of slavery. While the South tried to convince northerners that the master-slave relationship was a good one, Jacobs goes on to convincingly prove that is not the case.
In the futuristic novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the concept of freedom and individuality in the Fordian society does differ from the current 21st century. The concept of individuality does not exist in the brave new world nor has it existed for many years. While in present 21st century, the concept of individuality is created by oneself, although, similar to the novel, there are factor in today's society that affects one's freedom. In the novel, freedom and individuality do not exist for their citizens.
In Brave New World, Huxley raises the ultimate question of What is freedom? The character named John believes the people that live in civilization are nothing more then pleasure-filled slaves. John believes himself to be free compared to everyone else because of his appreciation for art and spirituality. However, John fails to realize that he has also been conditioned by his village to be the man that he is. No one is truly free, because everyone is a result of some sort of conditioning.
In the story “Brave New World”, Huxley satirizes our educational system by portraying a world where the basis for every single aspect of life is taught during a person’s prenatal and childhood stages. The educational system in “Brave New World” is classist and excessively jingoistic. Humans are bred in a strange manner is Huxley’s vision of the future; they are all raised as fetuses inside a large test tube and subjected to many forms of prenatal conditioning. For example, the fetuses bred to become plane engineers have the oxygen supply in their tube cut in half when they are positioned in an upwards position but it is doubled when the tubes are placed upside down, making them associate “topsy-turvydom with well-being” even before they are fully developed.