Why Is Huxley Important In Brave New World

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Of Their Times and of All Times When Bernard visits the secluded lighthouse, he inquires of John about the possibility of him eating something "that didn 't agree," given his cadaverous look (Huxley 241). John remains silent; only when John finally emerges does he speak, proclaiming he "ate civilization" and "it poisoned [him]" (Huxley 241). All members of the World State is oblivious to the possibility of a world existing outside of their own. The world one lives in may not always be ideal, as John and Huxley come to find during their lives. Residents from predestined worlds believe to have come willingly, for they have no other inclination to think otherwise. In time, they find themselves imprisoned, forced to be members of their world thrust upon them.…show more content…
Many grow up to be wiser and more knowledgeable than their parents before them, although when your father devised the theory of evolution, it is not easy to replicate such a level of accomplishment. Sure, Huxley went on to reach a level of success akin to that of his relatives through his writing career, but the events leading up to Huxley 's success "brought down on him a weight of intellectual authority and a momentum of moral obligations" (Aldous Huxley). Academically, he was put through the finest of education, which allowed him to follow in the footsteps of his elite ancestors. While he did succeed in becoming an intelligent individual having gone through the process, it became the impetus for his ambivalent mentality towards society. This distant feeling is portrayed in many of his works, specifically through Bernard and Helmholtz in Brave New World; both characters assume identities that do not parallel their defined societal statuses. They are forced to live as outsiders, who only see themselves as green when they are told to be
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