"Aldous Huxley" Essays and Research Papers

Aldous Huxley

Throughout Brave New World, Huxley describes a vision of the future where the World Controllers manipulate society through the use of technology, science, and drugs. In this the novel, individuality does not exist. Humans no longer reproduce to their own liking or want, technicians artificially engineer human eggs. Mass productions of humans are the “norm”. Huxley also creates this peaceful society for the youth by giving a drug called soma, which is an imaginary ideal pleasure drug. Happiness...

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Brave New World: Aldous Huxley

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley Reading Log Chapter Who? New students; the DHC; Henry Foster; Lenina Where? London, central Hatchery and Conditioning Centre: Fertilizing Room, Decanting Room, ... What? The DHC shows new students the CLHCC. Explains the Society (production of people, alpha, beta, gamma, epsilon; etc.) Henry Foster, his assistent, sees Lenina, with whom he has a date Comments: no individuality in this world; DHC is very important; manipulation Chapter Who? DHC...

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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley Many talented twentieth century writers have been overshadowed by classical writers such as Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Novels dealing with classical topics are often more recognized than works that tackle controversial topics. Aldous Huxley defies this stereotype, for his controversial works gained great fame while influencing many people. Huxley was not just a successful writer; he was a complex person whose ideas and novels influenced many people. Aldous Huxley...

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A Marxist Study of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

‘’An Marxist study of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley” Alisha Ghosh QD Leavis’ essay mentions a statistic, “The investigation made in 1924 into the stocks and issues of urban libraries revealed that while they had 63% of non-fiction works on an average to 37% of fiction, only 22% of non-fiction is issued in comparison 78% of fiction.” This clearly ascertains the fact that a commodity that is in demand at a particular point of time is determined by the class or group that is ‘ruling’ or is in...

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Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Essay

To my fellow year 12 students, at this stage you are all studying ‘Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World’ (BNW) for the elective Representing People and Politics. Today I welcome you to this HSC Study Day, explaining to you all, why this text is suitable for Module C. The novel definitely explores ramifications of future developments in science and technology and its misuse within in humanity, and it displays this notion through the shifting perspectives of certain characters. Here on one hand you have...

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Huxley V. Orwell

Brave New World v. 1984 June 8, 2011 It is no question that both Huxley and Orwell were displeased with our societal norms by their predictions in Brave New World and 1984. However, the two famous novels could not have differed more in their visions of tomorrow. Huxley portrays a nation of pleasure addicted, mindless beings merely existing. Orwell illustrated such a strict regime that the pursuit of knowledge would be banned and our voices would be silenced. Imagine living in a world without...

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Aldous Huxley

Happiness without Truth in Brave New World and Island by Aldous Huxley Utopia is a feeling within a society where perfect is achieved to create stability and happiness. In the novels Brave New World and Island by Aldous Huxley he explores this idea. In the novels the author demonstrates that happiness cannot coexist with truth. The use of lies, corruption and inhumane sacrifice are used to create a false sense of happiness. The predominant use of lies in both novels simply to obtain a “Utopic”...

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The Speculative Voice - Huxley vs Niccol (Bnw & Gattaca)

upheaval and possibly the demise of humanity itself. A composer’s outlook on creativity comes from their contextual background, whether it be their social, cultural, political or personal history, their context has a profound effect on their texts. Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel "Brave New World", published in 1932, explores the issues that can evolve from a totalitarian society where technology is considered more important than human values. Similarly in Andrew Niccol's 1997 film "Gattaca" people...

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A Summary of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

Brave New World Essay What would you do for the chance to live in an ideal world? Well, curiosity killed the cat, unless readers heard of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, a utopian future. In the story, the readers are given a satiric vision of a utopia by a third person, omniscient narrator. In order to create an ideal world, humans are genetically bred, hypnopedia is used, and the society follows “the World State’s motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY” (pg.1). However, readers...

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A Brief Summary of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

table: the table below consists of similarities and differences between the book brave new world by aldous huxley and the movie blade runner. plot over of brave new world The novel opens in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Centre, where the Director of the Hatchery and one of his assistants, Henry Foster, are giving a tour to a group of boys. The boys learn about the Bokanovsky and Podsnap Processes that allow the Hatchery to produce thousands of nearly identical human embryos. During...

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Aldous Huxley view on technology

Humanities 104-501 July 23, 2013 Aldous Huxley view on technology On this essay we’ll discuss the views of Aldous Huxley towards technology, and society in whole. The impact he had on the people that read his books and our commentary based on his observations for the future. Huxley was a British writer best known for his novel Brave New World, written in 1931 and published in 1932. He was concerned of the changes of western civilization at that time, which would...

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good boy

subject of discussion" or a "long, systematic discourse".[1] It is difficult to define the genre into which essays fall. Aldous Huxley, a leading essayist, gives guidance on the subject.[2] He notes that "the essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything", and adds that "by tradition, almost by definition, the essay is a short piece". Furthermore, Huxley argues that "essays belong to a literary species whose extreme variability can be studied most effectively within a three-poled...

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Brave New World - Huxley's Message

protagonist is described as the prominent character in a novel or text. In Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”, John the Savage is the central protagonist opposed to Bernard Marx or Helmholtz Watson because he symbolizes cultural difference amongst the World State and the Savage Reservation. Although Bernard and Helmholtz demonstrate differences that would not be accepted in the civilized society, they are only seen as leading characters. Huxley uses John’s character to point out the short comings of what would...

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A Brave Scrutiny of Totalitarianism in Aldous Huxley

------------------------------------------------- II-2 AB/BSE Literature March 26, 2013 “A Brave Scrutiny of Totalitarianism on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World” Aldous Huxley had taken a brave road as he ventured the possibility of implementing Totalitarianism in the society, through his novel which was written in 1931 and published in 1932 entitled Brave New World. I. Bit of Information about...

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Propaganda in The Brave New World and The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, both portray a dystopian society in the extreme end. A Dystopian society is a form of totalitarian dictatorship as its prototype, a society that puts its whole population continuously on trial, a society, that is, in disenfranchising and enslaving entire classes of its own citizens, a society that, by glorifying and justifying violence by law, preys upon itself. A Dystopian society is what we today would call dysfunctional. ...

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Brave New World: Utopia or Dystopia

plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they're so conditioned that they practically can't help behaving as they ought to behave. And if anything should go wrong, there's soma. (Huxley, 2002: 151) Enjoying themselves in feelies, electromagnetic golf and in soma they are never worried, sad, nor solitary. The most frequent sentence pronounced in the novel which describes the people's emotional state of mind is „Everybody's happy...

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Corrupt Utopian Societies

Have you ever imagined living in a society where everyone is the same? Can you imagine living in a society where people don’t ask questions, they just do as they are told? Winston Smith from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Bernard Marx from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World live in worlds very similar to these. They live in worlds where corruption is scarce among the common population. Winston and Bernard are from entirely different settings; however, they have an abundance of thoughts that lead...

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Synthesis Essay

in culture. This is why individualism is condemned in most works of literature, but people still attempt to defy society’s vision and make a difference. This topic is discussed in the books, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. In both books, forcing to conform to what society believes to be right leads to internal unhappiness and chaos. Failing to comply with culture’s morals leads to an imbalance and disorder. By conforming to society, Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451...

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The Castle of Otrantro

yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life." W Somerset Maugham • "Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant, and interesting." Aldous Huxley • "Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms." Angela Carter • "The dearest ones of time, the strongest...

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Community Stability Identity

no individuality or freedom. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley reveals a dystopian and utopian society in the future where everything is perfect: stability and happiness. People in the World State live in a totalitarian regime, they are brainwashed and conditioned to follow certain rules to keep their society stable. To keep everyone from being emotional, they are conditioned to take “the perfect drug” called soma; it stimulates them to be happy. Huxley shows a government that controls everyone to be...

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"Macbeth" and "Brave New World" Comparison Essay

individualism are a significant component of contemporary society, however there are many parts of the world where these basic human rights are not granted. The lack of these basic rights are clearly demonstrated in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The leaders of many societies are willing to sacrifice innocent lives in order for society to function according to their visions. Many leaders are willing to sacrifice the freedom of the people in order...

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Emotional Intelligence in Brave New World

Emotional Intelligence in Brave New World In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, both the world and its people are designed to disallow deep feeling and passion. But, assuming the citizens of Brave New World are human, is it really possible for humans to exist as social, thinking beings without true emotion? What is emotional intelligence? For years people have been asking that same question. Emotional intelligence was first discovered in the 1930s by Edward Thorndike, but the term was still unfamiliar...

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Compare and Contrast Themes of Brave New World and 1984

Science Fiction Essay Two classic novels, 1984 written by George Orwell and Brave New World penned by Aldous Huxley both possess similar topics and themes. In both novels societies are striving for a utopia, or a perfect society. These novels also take place in societies with versions of totalitarian governments, which is a government that rules by coercion. Not only are the topics similar, but in both novels a rebellious character is the protagonist; Winston Smith from 1984 and John the Savage...

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Comparison of "The Lesson" and the Road Not Taken"

involve the gain of experience through the loss of some degree of innocence due to the willingness to learn from personal and extraneous experiences. Experience instills wisdom by diminishing some of the naiveté brought about by innocence. Aldous Huxley once stated that “experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." In Barbara’s “The Lesson,” the protagonist, Sylvia, has to put up with an educated woman, Ms. Moore, who is trying to expose the children...

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Brave New World

should exhibit their most profound works of literature. In the case of Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is by far his most renowned novel. Aldous Huxley is a European-born writer who, in the midst of his career, moved to the United States and settled in California. While in California, he began to have visions aided by his usage of hallucinatory drugs. His visions were of a utopian society surviving here on earth. In his literature, Huxley wanted to make this utopian society as much a reality as possible...

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Dystopia or Utopia

 Weston Boone Mrs. McCrady D.C. English 101 20 October, 2014 Dystopia or Utopia? In the books 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury all have a theme of dystopia. Dystopia means an imperfect society. It is the opposite of utopia, which means a perfect society with no flaws. Dystopia is the word that comes to mind with the stories and political horrors with government control, politicians, and community leaders being those who are most opposed...

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Galvin Critical Essay

 other  figures of authority. To teach these lessons concerning morality, authors write novels that  captivate readers while supplementing their moral compass. In ​ Lord of the Flies ​ (1954) and  Brave New World ​ (1932), William Golding and Aldous Huxley integrate moral lessons into their  novels by writing about innocence, the role of conformity in society, and brutality.  Throughout both novels, the authors utilize the innocence of children to challenge the  reader’s view of morals specifically involving sexual encounters in ​...

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Goals of Technology in Brave New World

authors began to recognize the potential threats posed by technological progress. That awareness, which, to a large extent, gave rise to the literary phenomenon of anti-utopia, has been expressed by Nicolas Berdiaeff, whose statement was adopted by Aldous Huxley as a motto of his book: Les utopies apparaissent comme bien plus réalisables qu’on ne le croyait autrefois. Et nous nous trouvons actuellement devant une question bien autrement angoissente: Comment éviter leur réalisation définitive?...

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Technology: Lifes Simplifier

Technology: Lifes Simplifier In Aldous Huxley’s, “Time and the Machine” he speaks of time in such a way that nobody would think to appreciate it. Although, some say that time technology has increased our workloads and made us as a society “dumber”: technology has undeniably improved our life style and made knowledge much more accessible. Some say that people today can’t survive in the wilderness as humans used to; I agree 100%. People may not be able to build a house of sticks and mud, but we...

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Aldous Huxley's Critical Take on Society in Brave New World

of admiration for the New World he discovers, but later he finds the New World horrible and he uses the phrase “O brave new world, that has such people in it” sarcastically. (Shakespeare, by the way, is forbidden in the New World.) Genre Aldous Huxley criticizes society in this book. He also tries to show us the danger of genetic engineering and other technologies. The book is science fiction, because the story takes place in the future and future scientific developments play an important role...

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Brave New World Critical Essay

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a dystopian novel that shows the dangers of letting scientific progress take over society while also exemplifying the fear of many people that science and progress will eventually remove humanity's individualism and free will, although individuals will remain and rise up to make a difference. This is Huxley's most famous novel, and for the right reasons. Huxley demonstrates his ability to create a world not unlike one that could happen in real life. Many critics...

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Technology—Bane or Boon?

individuals and groups which even the demons or deities of mythology did not enjoy. We are standing at the threshold where technology as a source of boon or brazenness is staring in our face. In moments of introspection, we must bear in mind what Aldous Huxley had said: “technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards”....

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SAT Literature Examples

enemies, such as the cyclops, and slays all of his wife’s rowdy suitors by disguising himself. Likewise, his wife Penelope delays her suitors by claiming to weave a burial shroud that she never intends to finish). 3) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: [pic]      Science-fiction fantasy clashes with human individuality as a “perfect” society slowly crushes anyone who decides they’d rather not take the feel-good pills.   Themes: • Technology: Mainly used as an instrument of control;...

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Comparing Brave New World and Blade Runner

Human relationships, and humanity's understanding of the wild, are shaped and reflected in Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott, and in Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) through their composers' use of the contrast between true nature and the wild. The human relationship with the wild is tenuous, and this is shown within both texts. More often than not, nature is understood simply as a force to be dominated, controlled or exploited for the benefit of humanity. The new wild is one created by human society...

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Nature in Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

In his introduction to The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, (Aldous Huxley, 1932) declared that Lawrence was ‘above all a great literary artist…one of the greatest English writers of any time.’ Born in Eastwood near Nottingham, England on the 11th of September, 1885, D. H. Lawrence wrote novels that presented the dehumanizing effect of industrial culture and preached a glorified union with nature along with its corollary, sexual fulfilment. His experience growing up in a coal-mining family provided much...

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Gattaca vs. Brave New World

Perfections of the Future Altough both the movie “Gattaca” and the book “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley are based on perfections done on the future and how science has taken over the world, they both have similarities and differences. Vincent, the main character on Gattaca has more inner strenght than Bernard and John (main characters of Brave New World) who were not happy with themselves for not been a perfection.They are also similar in the way that they rebel against their societies. Both...

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Women in Frankenstein and the Brave New World

Frankenstein). Like in a lot of Huxley’s pieces, this novel centres heavily around sex. In Brave New World, sex is no longer used for procreation but for distraction and pacification. The act has been dehumanised and devoid of human passion. I feel in this, Huxley tries to argue whether the future of our lifestyle is a subjugation of a natural inclination toward monogamy or the freedom of sleeping with many people. Linda is portrayed as the person opposing to modern culture, and causes the reader to question...

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Brave New World vs Nineteen Eighty Four vs Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

event that rocks society is the "Nine Years War, the great Economic Collapse" (Huxley, 43). This is the historical turning point where "there was a choice between World Control and destruction" and the utopian society of B.N.W. is born, or rather, it is "hatched". In this world, reproduction is a matter of technology. The family unit and marriage relationships are abolished: "Everyone belongs to everyone else" (Huxley, 38). Sex is for pleasure only, and reproduction is mechanical. The population...

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Absolute Power: The Fears of an All-Powerful Government

invades in too many aspects of the everyday life; some actions bordering on aggressive behavior. Since the Red Scare of the 1950’s, Americans have not been sold on the idea of adopting a socialist government. Novels that include Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell have caused abundant fear toward socialistic regimes. These novels contain a government that want nothing more than absolute power and will do anything to ensure that their wants are met. In Brave New...

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and importance of friendship and love -Obsession and the consequences and causes -Outcast and monstrosity, secrecy -Creature tries to fit in to society, and is still shunned by differences -Prejudiced • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932) -Outcast in society -Fitting into society, either individual or society must change, John Savage accepts that he does not fit into society, shunned • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960) -Prejudice against Boo Radley...

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Orwell Wrote 1984 as a Warning. Explain What He Was Warning People About.

and acceptance of the Russian Left (indeed there wasn’t anything else in Russia but the left), which obviously affected Orwell in his writing so he would warn against such contradictory and utterly nonsensical principles such as doublethink. Aldous Huxley wrote ‘Brave New World’, which offers a starkly different vision of the future than George Orwell. The political climate led to the two beliefs that in Orwell’s mind, restriction of the facts and knowledge (for example his work in the propaganda...

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1984 vs Brave New World Utopian Society

citizens were forced to endure while living under these oppressive governments. This dream of forming and maintaining a utopian society was immortalized in two novels dealing with the same basic ideas, 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both of these novels deal with the lives of main characters that inadvertently become subversives in a totalitarian government. These two books differ greatly however with the manner in which the government controls the population and the strictness...

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Relevance of Shakespeare Today

easy to relate to irrespective of social class or position. There are few others who hold such widespread acclaim as William Shakespeare. His writing has influenced several writers through the ages, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, John Steinbeck, Aldous Huxley, William Faulkner and Pearl S Buck, to name a few. A number of writers have quoted Shakespeare in their writing or drawn their titles from his works. Thomas Hardy chose Under the Greenwood Tree as the title for one of his novels, alluding to the...

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Compare and Contrast Essay: Brave New World Versus 1984

totalitarian governments and rulers have arose, and have intended to influence in the society to achieve their goals. A totalitarian leader controls the behavior and actions of its people in order to become powerful. In the novels, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell, two futuristic dystopias are depicted. Both of them show totalitarian rule, where liberty has been deprived by different means of control. In Brave New World, the control of society is maintained through a peaceful way...

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Brave New World- Setting and Themes

Explain how Huxley creates an ‘elaborate and nuanced setting’ for Brave New World, and discuss its effectiveness in conveying the themes of the novel. Aldous Huxley explores the implications and uses immense detail along with new concepts to create the very intricate setting of Brave New World. The social, political, and technological implications of the novel set the basis of Huxley’s setting and helps to portray the idea of a World State and how it might function. The detail that Huxley uses throughout...

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How does Brave New World Illustrate the Point of Happiness

Fantasies In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World the actions of the conditioned characters in the novel serve to prove that the Brave New World itself would never attain it's goal of happiness. Within the first introduced “Utopian” society, there were various forms of conditioning (and lack there of). This caused a disturbance within the society itself, albeit it was a minor disturbance initially, later it grew into a bigger problem that caused a riff in the mechanical order of the civilization. Outside...

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A Significant Concern for Humanity Is Its Relationship with the Natural World and Nature’s Influence on Human Behaviour and Human Interaction

nature’s influence on human behaviour and human interaction.” These are the guidelines in which the topic ‘in the wild’ fits. I have studied two texts that demonstrate the effects of ‘In The Wild’ very well: ‘Brave New World’, a confronting novel by Aldous Huxley, and 'Blade Runner', a post-modern film by Ridley Scott, are two dystopian, science-fiction texts which demonstrate the connection between man and nature and the effects of losing this connection. The environment that is shown throughout most...

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On the themes of Brave New World

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World addresses the theme of identity in a myriad of different many ways. Huxley addresses the issue of identity from the very beginning of the novel, opening with a description of how they create 96 identical humans through a process of splitting one fertilized egg called ‘Bokanovsky’s Process’. Proceeding to talk about the ‘creation’ of humans via an in vitro process involving manipulating them to like or dislike certain conditions depending on their predestined place...

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Explore the Role of Religion in Dystopian Fiction with Regards to the Children of Men and Brave New World.

which is described by Mustapha Mond as “Christianity without tears”. Even the traditional Christian symbol, the cross, became a deformed T, which represents the T-Model invented by the praised Lord Ford. Utterances such as “Oh Ford!” are common, and Huxley is parodying the ridiculousness of the worship of machines and technology, referencing the similarity between the words “Ford” and “Lord”. Also, instead of visiting church, the whole community is told to attend Solidarity Services, where twelve members...

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Utopia- the Impossibility of Perfection

novels. This term was first popularized in the year 1516 by Sir Thomas More who used it as the headline of his book which describes the basis of a perfect society. Sir Thomas More’s perspective of the utopian society is comparable to that of both Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, and John Wyndham, the writer of The Chrysalids and serves as the thematic relation between the two writers. In these texts, both authors use the ideals of human philosophy to justify that the perfect society cannot...

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Genre Study - Science Fiction

subgenres that include new subversions and transformations of the codes. These deviations later solidify into conventions which science fiction writers use to challenge our assumptions about what it means to be human. Within the variety of forms, Aldous Huxley’s 1931 dystopian novel Brave New World and Karel Capek’s early 20th century science fiction play Rossum’s Universal Robots or R.U.R both project contemporary trends into a dystopian future to warn their world and to promote controversy and...

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The Theme of Self Identity in Headhunter and Brave New World: A Contrasting Essay

from past to present with what we've used and consumed, fondled, rejected, outgrown.” ― Jane Avrich, The Winter Without Milk: Stories The theme of self-identity is very important to both Headhunter by Timothy Findley and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Against the backdrop of pervasive, ubiquitous and broad reaching societal topics, self-identity aids the audience’s understanding of how the character is thinking, feeling and how they react to certain events that take place throughout the novel...

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American Government and Politics Test Questions

Critical Analysis of Current Events (Relevant to class discussion) i.e. actions and their reasonings by U.S. and other world governments OUTSIDE RECOMMENDED (APPROVED) READINGS: Lord of the Flies by William Golding Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Animal Farm by George Orwell 1984. by George Orwell...

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Brave New World

indication is when it mentions the hatchery. 2. Find an example of personification on the first page. “A harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure.” 3. In Brave New World Huxley provides the necessary exposition by having the expert explain the situation to the novice who knows little about it. Specifically, the Director is explaining the activities of the CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING to a group of students....

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Dystopian Society -Compare & Contrast Brave New World and 1984

how to solve them with the use of control and power. Such a society is considered undesirable and has become known as dystopian society. In the books 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, both authors depict a dystopian society with some disturbing similarities. Orwell and Huxley each emphasize the use of power to control the masses. This power is always situated with a small group of individuals that uses it to control every aspect of the people’s lives. Using such a technique...

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Utopia: Not Possible

ignorant to societal problems achieve, rather, receive dystopia as opposed to utopia. Ignorance; that lack of knowledge or information. Those who are oblivious to problem solving and believe that ignoring all that is bad are considered ignorant. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Lenina Crowne visited a Savage Reservation, which was a place for Native Americans that were not “civilized.” They led normal lives, but Lenina was disgusted by it because she had no previous understanding of the world before...

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Artificial Happiness in Brave New World

philosopher, Ronald Dworkin, criticizes meditation for artificial happiness in his book. A patient escapes her own consciousness through meditation and keeps her unhappiness at bay, but this also postpones any serious analysis of her situation. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the state’s goal is to avoid emotional instability; however there are cracks in the perceived happiness of this seemingly perfect society where there cannot be true happiness. The characters have no concept of love or any...

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Compare and Contrast 1984-Brave New World

of world we are creating?” (Orwell, 1950 p.267)George Orwell, author of 1984 released in 1950, present the idea of a society that proves to be a dystopia as it is completely based on fear and rarely does one see happiness while in the other hand, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World presents the idea of a functional utopia were feelings are destroyed and no one is unhappy because they don’t know happiness but all this could change by the hands of one outcast. These two societies ruled in different ways-one...

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The Importance of Individualism in the Brave New World

the society is lost. The importance of individualism is satirized through exaggerated psychological and physical training, the implementation of an austere caste system, and the censorship of literature and religion by a controlling government in Aldous Huxley's futuristic novel, Brave New World. The government in Brave New World uses many techniques to ensure that the citizens of the World State are kept in conformity. Through several psychological devices, the population is kept within a prison...

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"Brave New World" vs. Today's Society

Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" has several striking similarities to today's society. The World State and today's world utilize comparable methods of promoting consumption and they also experience some of the same problems in society, though different practices are used to prevent or suppress them. There are also other significant differences that inhibit our society into becoming a dystopian society. In the World State, the government overpowers everything; it is a totalitarian government. All...

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