Symbols In Brave New World

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Through exploring narrative texts, the significance of utilised literary techniques becomes evident. Of the many used by composers, symbolism is common in narratives, and often carries significant meaning. Symbolism is a literary device, in which symbols are used to represent concepts, by giving them a meaning other than the literal definition.

Symbolism has been used throughout Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), to convey the materialistic mindset of citizens. Whilst religion has no place in civilisation, Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, is revered. Throughout the novel, Ford’s name is used with a reverent connotation (“Oh, Ford!”), and characters draw the sign of the “T” on their stomachs (resembling the sign of the

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