Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Brave New World Review :: essays research papers

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was born to an English family. He was a brilliant social satirist. He wrote books about architecture, science, music, philosophy, history, and religion. This is a book of genetics in the future about 2535 A.D.. It takes place in a utopian society where people are mass-produced, then conditioned to do predetermined work. There are no families or marriages. The theme is freedom and how people want it, they want poetry, danger, good and bad things. They want what is theirs. The book is written in a technological way. In A.F. 632, there is a World Society. A.F. 632 stands for six hundred thirty-two years â€Å"after Ford† released the T-Model automobile. It is around 2535 A.D.. Ford is like a God. His book â€Å"My Life and Work† is turned into the â€Å"new† bible. People are born in batches of 96. One egg gives live to 96 identical children through the Bodanovsky process. When babies are born, they are classified in a caste system made up of Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons. Everyone consumes grams of soma, to fight depression. The cinema is replaced with a form of entertainment called â€Å"Feelie,† a movie that stimulates the sense of sight, hearing, and touch. â€Å"Community, Identity, Stability† is the motto of this World State. Bernard Marx is intelligent, but an error in the Predestination Centre he stayed small and weak. Because of that he’s an outcast, and is often left alone. Although there is no violence and everyone is provided for , Bernard feels that something is missing. He has his own vision of life. Bernard goes to a Savage Reservation with Lenina, an Alpha-plus psychologist. They meet Linda and her son, John. They find out that The D.H.C., Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning is the father of John. Bernard learns that the D.H.C. is about to exile him for his â€Å"uncivilized† behavior when he and Lenina return to civilization. "..He [Bernard] has proved himself an enemy of society, a subverter, ... of all order and stability, a conspirator against civilization itself." Bernard calls John and Linda from the next room, and they call upon the director as son and wife. Bernard is saved from being exiled. Bernard becomes popular because he is connected with John, the savage. Bernard’s friend Helmholtz becomes friends with John and they share literature with each other. John has dreamed of going to the civilized world, but he realizes that he doesn’t like it anymore.

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