Brave New World Essays

  • Brave New World Analysis

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    The novels Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen Eighty Four by Gorge Orwell are very famous dystopian novels which have been written in the mid of twentieth century. The fear of technology development and human 's freedom leads the governments in both novels to establish a fake stable society in order to create a perfect new world. This paper will discuss both novels focusing especially on only three main themes which are dictatorship, Soma versus Victory Gin, and the freedom of two societies. From these three aspects, the current paper will discuss the impact of each aspect in the society at that time and also in our present time.

  • Brave New World: Chapter Analysis

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    Brave New World is hundred years to the future; human life forms have been almost completely ruled by the Controllers (government). The novel is set off with an expedition, which starts in the labtory, (examining the process of creation and conditioning). The first chapter establishes the tone of dehumanization life towards the civilization. The past of natural process (birth, sexual relationship, and growing) has been a sign of hatred in this society, making this the new future “reproductive technology.” Furthermore, the people forgets about the past and believes “History is bunk" (Pg 34), using this excuse of the past to bring better advancement technology to their world. Reading this novel, made me learn something new; that everyone today

  • Brave New World Love

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    The societies in both Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and 1984, by George Orwell, alter the traditional family structure and the basic societal unit. This is altered in different ways for both books. A traditional loving family is nonexistent in both books but in different ways, and this affects the way all the people turn out. People are also not taught the basic lessons and morals through their parents in either book, which also completely alters how the kids grow up, they learn their lessons of only what the government wants them to learn. Lastly, the modern American society and family are changed in these books by the religion or beliefs that the people of the World State or the Party are forced to believe. All of these

  • Imagery In Brave New World

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    In Brave New World, imagery plays a huge role on the success of the novel. Huxley impacts his novel full of imagery which makes the book easier to visualize. For instance, when Huxley describes Linda, the mother of John, “A very stout blonde squaw stepped across… Lenina noticed with disgust that two of the front teeth were missing. And the colour of the ones that remained. . .It was worse than the old man. So fat. And all the lines in her face, the purplish blotches..and the blanked she wore over her head-ragged and filthy (Huxley 171).” From this, the reader can clearly imagine a older fat woman in ragged clothes standing in a doorway.

  • A Brave New World: An Analysis

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    In Brave New World the leaders believe that freedom and happiness cannot coexist. The logic behind it is because with freedom, comes choices; with choices, comes stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction: all emotions that do not make one happy. By restricting choices, those dissatisfactions no longer exist. Thus, a society was created so that freedom, choices, and free thinking have been eliminated. The people of this society have been “conditioned” (or more accurately: brainwashed) to believe that everything in this society is perfect and brings them happiness. Because having moments of distress cannot be avoided, a drug called soma was created. This drug overflows the taker with pleasurable feelings that replace the negative one. Unfortunately,

  • Identity In Brave New World

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    In Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World, an unimaginable dystopia has been created. The World State was formed on three principles: community, identity, and stability. These three principles dictate how members of this society live and interact with one another. In modern society, there is an emphasis on the importance of motherhood, commitment, and countless other ideals that are rejected in the World State. Throughout the novel, the principle of community is shown with castes and hypnopaedic slogans, such as everybody belongs to everybody else. Identity, or rather a lack of, is shown through Bokanovsky twins, soma, conditioning, and the caste system. The final principle, stability, is shown through excessive vaccines, hypnopaedia, and Hatchery

  • Brave New World Analysis

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    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. The failure of males to show emotional connections to the women they interact with, and the violence brought about by sleeping around, show how promiscuity was demeaning to women in the period of new female independence.

  • The Context Of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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    Context can be understood as the environment from which a text derived and which it presents. Works of the dystopian science fiction genre; Brave New World exemplifies this inextricable link between the context of composition and the creation and reception of texts. Half a century apart, each grew from different historical and social influences. Huxley has extrapolated, from his own time, elements of contemporary trend which he finds disconcerting into a hypothesized future.

  • A Brave New World: Character Analysis

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    In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley presents three main characters, Bernard, Helmholtz, and John as three possible heroes. A hero is defined as a person who in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery, or strength. In contrast, an antihero is defined as a person who conspicuously lacks heroic qualities like bravery, nobility, or courage. Readers are given hope that the moments where Bernard and Helmholtz felt more than they are conditioned to, might lead them beyond their conditioning and society to emerge as heroes. Unfortunately, as the novel progresses, readers see how they lack the characteristics of a hero by failing to free individualism and the soul. On the contrary, John, known as the “Savage,” has experienced

  • A Brave New World Character Analysis

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    Abusing power is capable of ruining many lives, including the individual’s. Having power can be a good thing, but misusing it, such as characters from the works Brave New World, Oedipus the King, and the movie, The Giver causes destruction. In each work, a character possesses great power and misandles it. In Brave New World, Mustapha Mond is able to dehumanize an entire civilization with the use of many practices and drugs. Oedipus, in Oedipus the King, lets his hubris get the best of him, and results in a horrible punishment for himself. In The Giver, the Chief Elder tries to eliminate any feelings/scenarios, which has potential to cause negative feelings; this in turn diminishes the quality of life for residents. Brave New World, Oedipus

  • Power In Brave New World

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    Knowledge is power. Knowledge allows you to get an opportunity for advancement in very good jobs. Knowledge sets you in a higher social class. Knowledge enables you to be in control of other people. According its definition, power is the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way. Knowledge is the only path to get to the place where you can have control over other people. Aldous Huxley give all this characteristics to the males “Alpha Plus”, which make them have the control of power, so people below Alpha Plus have a limitation that impose them to use their knowledge to gain power. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Huxley demonstrates that males are in control of power which gives them special privileges.

  • Gratification In Brave New World

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    Today’s society is one of instants: Instant downloads, instant messaging, instant shipping, instant oatmeal, instant movies, instant gratification. For many, the idea of having the world on a whim is a thrilling human achievement. For others, such as Paul Roberts and Aldous Huxley, this instant gratification is their nightmare. In Robert’s case, he theorizes that humans are designed to work hard and to struggle. 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

  • A Brave New World Symbol Analysis

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    Symbols are an important tool in literature, they develop the plot and make the reader think deeper about the meaning behind some of the key aspects of a novel. There are three main symbols in a Brave New World that not only give the novel a deeper meaning but convey the theme and tone. In a Brave New World the three main symbols are books and flowers, soma, and technology. These symbols are important in the novel’s development and convey the theme and tone.

  • Essay On Brave New World

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    In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley could happen to our society today if we aren’t careful. One of the reasons that our society could be like Brave New World, is a technology in genetics, our technology is so high that we can soon make a baby in a test tube and make whatever gendered we would like. The second reason that we can become like Brave New World, is prescription and illegal drug 's availability, we have drugs that can make people happy and undepressed. The last reason our society can become like Brave New World, is Lack of religion or worship of material possessions or money, our society rather money and things they want then having a belief in god or any religion. Our society today could be like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley if we

  • Propaganda In Brave New World

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    “To be a leader means to be able to move masses” (Adolf Hitler). The quote epitomizes both the Nazi party in Germany and the World State in the novel ‘Brave New World’. The Nazi’s and World state exercised propaganda to gain dictatorship and control over their people. It is not difficult for one man or society to dictate millions with the help of advanced technology and propaganda techniques. The propaganda techniques like card stacking, glittering generalities, and plain folks are used in the propaganda of the Nazi party(Adolf Hitler) and the World State . In World War ll, the venomous Adolf Hitler used modern technology to generate fear and distress to humanity. As a result, Hitler brainwashed his people of following his beliefs; which included

  • A Brave New World Passage Analysis

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    Option to which the task is linked to: “A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley

  • A Brave New World Essay

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    Throughout much of modern history the primary goal of mankind has been that of constant progress. The progress that has been made so far, in the last century for example, is staggering and applies to both scientific and societal matters. One of the questions raised by Aldous Huxley’s work Brave New World is whether this kind of progress is leading to a desirable future. The would-be utopian society depicted by the novel is technically perfect when it comes to the major issues our society must face: there are no conflicts or diseases, everyone has the basic necessities, and all citizens are happy. However the Brave New World would be considered by most to be a dystopia because of how different it is from our own society. This is where the character

  • Community Belonging In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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    Sometime people care about social values than their individuality. Our society values community belonging to a certain group that defined them, not caring about the people who can’t fit in. “Punctured, uttered, deflated he dropped into a chair and covering his face began to weep” (Huxley 176). Bernard alway felt different than the rest, like a reject in the eye of the world. That change when he show John, the Director son to the people of the Brave New World, he felt acceptance which validate his existence in his eyes. It give him a sense of belonging. But when John doesn’t want to be put on display anymore and doesn’t go to the party, that change. Bernard is view as his was before odd and weird from everybody else. That realization

  • Idealism In Brave New World

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    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World depicts a society where efficiency is the primary concern. The world leaders use horrifying repetitive conditioning to shape individuals into acquiescent, infantilized citizens, stupefied into an artificial sense of happiness. The majority of citizens willingly follow the tide that infinitely crashed over them with wave after wave of parties, casual sexual relations, and the perfectly engineered drug, soma. However, the readers may find themselves disturbed, and possibly intrigued, at the lack of morality in this “brave new world”.

  • Brave New World Sparknotes

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    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