March 26, 2002
Reading Between the Lines
Huxley has a style where you can make complex ideas simple but it really makes the reader think. A dark satire would be a good way to describe the literary style. You can tell because one of England's most notable places, Westminster Abbey is now merely the site of a nightclub the Westminster Abbey Cabaret. The narrator of the story stays right where the action is all the time and even gets inside the head of one of the characters at the beginning of the story.
The voice of the characters living in the society seems to be pretty plain and pretty boring they really don't have any differences throughout the entire story. The author manages to keep the readers attention even though almost all of the characters aren't even under their own control. At one point in the story John and Mond two very important characters in the story are arguing and this conversation comes up,
"But I like the inconveniences."
"We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably."
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin".
"In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right to be unhappy."
"All right then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm clai- ming the right to be unhappy."
"Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impo- tent; the right to have syphilis
and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be torturded by unspeakable pains of every kind." There was a long silence."
"I claim them all," said the Savage at last. Mustapha Mond shrugged his shoulders. "You're welcome," he said.
This has happened when John decides he can't be around everyone being controlled and wants to leave. He has explained that he would rather feel emotion than feel nothing... [continues]
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