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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World introduces us to a futuristic technological world where monogamy is shunned, science is used in order to maintain stability, and society is divided by 5 castes consisting of alphas(highest), betas, gammas, deltas, and epsilons(lowest). In the Brave New World, the author demonstrates how society mandates people’s beliefs using many characters throughout the novel. John, a savage, has never been able to fit in society. Moving through two contradicting societies, John is unable to adapt to the major differences of the civilized society due to the different ways upon how it is conducted....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World] 939 words
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Analysis of Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - As the story begins, Savage is attempting to free the Deltas by freeing them of their drug addiction. To Savage freedom includes the ability to make rational decisions but the Deltas have no ability to rationalize due to their genetic make-up. As Savage is throwing a way the drugs one of his friends, an Alpha who is capable of reason, approaches him but is stopped by reason. Reason prevents him from helping his friend due to indecision and the inability to calculate the action that will create the best outcome....   [tags: aldous huxley]
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Aldous Huxley's Hyperion To A Satyr - Aldous Huxley's Hyperion To A Satyr Ever since the beginning of mankind’s intellectual evolution, we have felt the need to segregate ourselves from others who we deem pathetic, smelly, and filthy. This separation resultsin two different social groups, the upper class and the lower class. Between these two groups is the great gulf that separates us, the gulf that, according to Huxley’s "Hyperion To A Satyr", prevents humans from achieving the brotherlylove that we need to find our ‘Hyperion’, or place of perfection....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Hyperion Satyr Essays] 1031 words
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Aldous Huxley’s Hyperion to a Satyr - We’ve probably all seen a poor, homeless man on the streets. How do we know that he is poor. Is it his personality. I think we all know that the reason we assume that this man is poor is because of his appearance. If we see a man whose clothes are old, torn or dirty, we assume that theman is poor, and because of this, many people view himas a lower form oflife, and not as an equal. Throughout the historyofhuman civilization,dirt has been a very common symbol that humans havecometo associate withthe poor or lower classes in our society....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Hyperion to a Satyr] 1676 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Distortion is an image. An illusion of a thought or an idea that appears to have a single affect on a society; however, it provides an image on society that is completely different....   [tags: Brave New World Aldous Huxley] 967 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Humans have transformed their social organization, time and time again. Social separation has existed since the Neolithic Revolution. Very recently, we have begun to head down a dangerous path to what we can call a Brave New World. A “Brave New World” is one in which those in charge begin to intrude on the lives of individuals to the extent that the government has so much control that it begins to create human beings artificially. This path first started with encroaching technologies such as cameras and wire-tapping....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Brave New World] 1118 words
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Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - Aldous Huxley's Brave New World I stood in front of the television screen in horror and disbelief at 10 o'clock on September 11, 2001. Watching as the second plane struck the World Trade Center in a fiery ball of destruction, I thought for sure that this world as we know it was coming to an abrupt end. Seeing the first tower fall and then the second, with over 100 stories each now a pile of twisted steel and death made me want to vomit. In two short hours, the stability of America’s foundation became questionable....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Brave New World] 1367 words
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Analysis of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Analysis of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Brave New World by Aldous Huxley was published in 1932 after two major global events- World War Two from 1914-1918 and The Great Depression of 1929-1933. These two events changed the way people saw the world and made people see the events were beyond the control of individuals and even governments. Also at this time the world was seeing the rise in technology and the view that science could help solve some of the problems. Much of the technology has been developed because of the war and the mass of people had suffered because of it....   [tags: Brave New World Aldous Huxley Essays] 2288 words
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The Unexpected Downside of Science Explored in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - The Unexpected Downside of Science Explored in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Since the first day that humans were put on this earth, they have been curious and have searched for ways to become more efficient. Throughout the years they have created tools to better serve them, created clothing to keep them warm, built homes to protect them from the elements, and produced transportation methods to transport them across the world. In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), the human race has evolved to being extremely efficient in everything that they do....   [tags: Brave New World Aldous Huxley]
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Society Exposed in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - Society Exposed in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World One may think that the society in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a gross representation of the future, but perhaps our society isn’t that much different. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: "To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda...." Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and the use of drugs to control emotions, Huxley bitterly satirized the society in which we live....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Brave New World] 864 words
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The High Cost of Stability in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - The High Cost of Stability in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Conditioning the citizens to like what they have and reject what they do not have is an authoritative government’s ideal way of maximizing efficiency. The citizens will consume what they are told to, there will be no brawls or disagreements and the state will retain high profits from the earnings. People can be conditioned chemically and physically prior to birth and psychologically afterwards. The novel, Brave New World, takes place in the future, 632 A....   [tags: Aldous Huxley Brave New World]
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Huxley: Family Life Is Very Much Feared Within The Utopian Society - Within one of his most controversial yet compelling literary works, Aldous Huxley never fails to create a masterpiece of interwoven plots, characters, philosophies, and dilemmas faced by the citizens of the supposed Utopia. Upon first glance, the reader is entirely mesmerized by Huxley’s extraordinary ability to construct a world unlike any other; a world complete with fully complacent citizens, political stability, and even an organized system of social class. However, as the reader progresses further into the book, they are at once shocked by the misconception that the citizens live in a perfect world....   [tags: Aldous Huxley ] 785 words
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Biography of Aldous Huxley - Aldous Leonard Huxley was born, in the English countryside, on July 26, 1894 to Leonard and Julia Huxley. He was their third child. His siblings were Julian, Trevenen, and Margaret. His father was the son of T. H. Huxley, a brilliant scientist, and his mother, Julia, was the great-niece of Matthew Arnold, a poet-philosopher. He was unusual and bright but not immediately academically distinguished (Hara 4). His mother had started a school for girls and that is where Huxley first started to bloom....   [tags: writer, love, technology] 1764 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... He used his eye disease to his advantage and used it as an excuse to cause him to resign from the Air Board. After resigning he worked as a teacher at Eton Preparatory School. However, he did not enjoy teaching and instead became the second assistant editor of The Athenaeum, a literary review magazine. In 1916, he wrote his first poem and short story Burning Wheel. (“Aldous Huxley” pg. 952-954). Four years later, he launched his career as professional writer went to work as a drama critic for The Westminister Gazette and a staff writer for House and Garden and Vogue....   [tags: science fiction novels, literary analysis] 1677 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Many people did not understand the words in the book, the literary in this novel is quite different then what we see in our everyday lives. But of course, this book was loved by many as people thought it was futuristic a new perception of the book. The thought of this story amazed and disturbed them, which grew people’s admiration for this book. Brave New World, the title of this book, was brought upon by William Shakespeare in “The Tempest”. As the Savage in the book talks about Shakespeare all the time in the book and repeats the title of the book in the story....   [tags: brainwashed people, technology] 681 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... I wish I can escape from where I am living just like Aldous Huxley because I stay in a area where if you not fighting, selling drugs, or having sex you are a lame or a nobody. In Dallas Texas it seems like all the teenagers are the same. Everyone wants to fit in and do what everyone else, I feel that’s why people look at me different because I dance and skateboard. In the story, they stated that sex was a social activity so that means people would meet and have sex just because it was the thing to do....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1198 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World was written by Aldous Huxley in 1931. It is set in the future and portrays the negative effects of a controlled government on society. This timeless novel also shows the effects of increased technology, psychological manipulation and uniformity in society. Huxley predicts what the world will be like in AD 2450. The vast majority of the population is controlled under the World State; a peaceful, stable society where there is an abundance of goods because their economy is based off of commercialism....   [tags: government, society, control]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Aldous Huxley was a British writer. He was born on July 26, 1894, and died on November 22, 1963. He was most known for his fifth novel, Brave New World, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Huxley was born in Godalming in the Surrey County in southern England. Huxley was the son of an English schoolteacher, Julia Arnold, and a writer, Leonard. Huxley intended to become a doctor. But having contracted keratitis, which is an eye disease resulting in near blindness, he was forced to change his profession....   [tags: biography, profession, awards] 910 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... The industrialized society lacks true scientific exploration and experimentation, which is crucial to the scientific process. The government uses “science” to build technology that can create a society that gives an illusion of constant happiness, perfection, and stability. Huxley’s fear of consumer capitalism is also central theme of Brave New World. In Brave New World most aspects of life, including the creation process, are modeled after the industrial factory systems. To Huxley Brave New World was not just a fictional story – it was a harbinger of our world’s fate....   [tags: post-industrial revolution utopia] 1766 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Cloning is becoming more and more prominent in today’s society. Scientists are beginning to clone animals for use in experiments and for other uses, including medical advancement. In fact, researchers now talk about the effects cloning could have on the eliminations of certain diseases in human beings. Although Aldous became more obsessed in humanism he wanted to experience spiritual religion based on writing BNW on what the future may turn out to be years from now. However the book is mostly made up of science fiction people still today believe that the world would have test tube babies, people living in machines, and human robots of the government controlling our minds into doing hard...   [tags: cloning, story analysis] 679 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Although Aldous became more obsessed in humanism he wanted to experience spiritual religion based upon human nature, so that he was able to write his book BRAVE NEW WORLD. People loved his book when it became published in 1932, they thought it was one of his best books he wrote. Most of the books are made of science fiction on what the future might be like, but doesn’t mean that were going to be living in machines or be cloned to act like each other, then if that happens then the world would be a disaster....   [tags: human nature, story analysis] 724 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... He talks of a combination of totalitarian government and ubiquitous drugs and sex as being what society should be based on. Huxley’s described a government where all decisions had to be made through them. “Controllers”, as he called them, would be able to control all things at all times, thus taking away any freedom or the citizens of the world thought they had. “Nowadays the Controllers wont approve of any new game unless it can be shown that it requires at least as much apparatus as the most complicated of existing games.” The citizens wanted to have more elaborate games on Ford’s Day but they new that the Controllers would never allow it and it was nothing they could do about it....   [tags: story and character analysis] 880 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Don't take that horrible stuff. It's poison, it's poison’’ (Huxley 211). The savage showed us a different side of soma. The savage was born to an actual woman and not conditioned and has opinions about how soma is indeed not helping the society. Having the drug soma fulfills the needs of people, which they were taught, to desire. People have pleasure whenever they feel like it and soma helps with jobs they need to complete. They feel they are living the life that brings them the ultimate happiness....   [tags: searching for happiness and emotions] 605 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... And I say that because, everyday people disrespect and mistreat themselves more than anyone else would. After reading Adam Kirsch’s Article, ‘What would Aldous Huxley make of the way we consume media and popular culture?’ I’ve concluded that I totally agree with everything throughout his work. Many of the different aspects in the story relate to our world today in very terrifying ways. “I fully expect that I will get to go to the feelies before I die. The feelies, as readers of Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ will remember, are movies taken to the next level: you sit in a seat equipped with special knobs, and when you grasp them the sensations of the characters on-screen are transmitte...   [tags: gender roles, story analysis] 983 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... This is very similar to how modern day Christians honor Jesus Christ, by drinking the wine and eating the bread. Huxley successfully exhibits how the necessity for the belief is present in even the most mundane cultures. Next, Huxley uses religious references to show the inherent beliefs in “Brave New World” is liable for the characters nonchalantly playing biblical roles. For instance, Bernard plays the role of Judas. When Bernard meets the character John, he is supportive and thoughtful of his reservation and lifestyle....   [tags: forceful religious connotation] 556 words
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Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley - In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a haunting warning of a possible future for the world is presented to readers. The novel’s world is composed of dystopian strata plagued by a dependence on drugs, technology, and a well-defined social class system. Huxley’s uncanny foresight specific to segregation and social class strata is startling because readers do not expect to find aspects of Brave New World’s segregation and class structure in modern-day American society. Although it was written in the mid-1930s, Huxley’s Brave New World contains themes of blatant segregation and a tiered social class system similar to that of contemporary society....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Theme, Society]
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... And Aldous expressed this honoring for Ford and his inventions on his writing of “Brave New World” so for me and many others this is very extravagant at the point that he was very young when he lived this whole inventions era… For much renovations I see why people are the way they are now, and I also try to comprehend why we keep inventing things even when we know we are harming our world. Some things make sense but some others are way too weird and mess people thoughts more; we think of sex as a normal thing in life when our past generations would see it as an offense if we talked out loud about it....   [tags: ford, motor vehicle invention, truth] 959 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... One can't have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for” (Aldous Huxley 228). Mond argues that happiness refers to the instant satisfaction of every citizen’s desire for material objects. It is unclear what Mond actually meant by truth, or precisely what truths he sees the World State is masking. As Mond’s own past suggests, the World State subdues all attempts to acquire any sort of truth. Searching for truth is an individual’s passion that the World State cannot allow to occur....   [tags: truth and happiness] 819 words
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A Brave New Word by Aldous Huxley - ... Huxley puts this in there to show what will replace matrimony in the unfortunate future. In addition, even the way life is created in “Brave New World” is modeled after the assembly line, “a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult” (4). With this new technology, they are able to create the perfect proportions of classes to match what needs to be produced and consumed....   [tags: utopian societies, story analysis] 647 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... People may have not realize what they are doing but he may have thought that if he includes it in his novel, then people might reflect it among themselves. Huxley intentionally added sexual intercourse in the novel due to the fact that it is easy to get in this generation. I believe he is showing a message that engaging with others is not difficult to achieve. Although, in my opinion, Huxley is also trying to make his readers realize that having sexual intercourse should be sacred and only be shared with the one person you love and destined to marry....   [tags: morals, promiscuous society] 525 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Unfortunately, Helmholtz’s incapacity to understand the parts of Shakespeare that explore marriage, love, and family limited a true understanding of one another. Helmholtz laughs at these ideas, essentially laughing at John, who lives by these “rules” that Shakespeare formed. Ultimately, John opened the door of exploration through poetry for Helmholtz, which eventually led to his happy exile to the Falkland Islands (Huxley 156). John also influenced Lenina’s actions and thoughts. When they met in the Savage world, John immediately recognized her beauty....   [tags: dystopian novel analysis] 1304 words
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A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... It is much easier to just take the drug instead of caring about something else and stressing out. In Brave New World, human emotion is replaced by soma. Instead of people trying to face their problems, they find alternatives to forget everything and just relax. For other uses, soma is the best tool for a government to control the population. It tranquilizes, sidetracks, and calms people down so that they do not realize that the citizens of World State are enslaved. However, one character catches on to how the drug is enslaving their society....   [tags: story analysis and review] 584 words
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Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley - Aldous Huxley explores the concept of a utopian and human perfection in his novel, Brave New World. The story is about a world in which controllers have created order for the citizens of the world. They have also gained obedience from practically every person. Children are no longer born, they are grown. In these factories, children are conditioned and brainwashed into becoming whatever the Controllers, the leaders of this global government, wish them to be. As such a society in which everyone has a place and a purpose is born....   [tags: Community, Identity, Stability]
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The Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Even though it is not a serious relationship, for the past couple of months, Henry is the only guy Lenina goes to have sex with. When Fanny finds out Lenina has a monogamous relationship, Fanny replies, “‘Again?’... ‘Do you mean to tell me you're still going out with Henry Foster?’”(30). The people of the World State look down upon those who stay with one partner. Any relationships that can lead to a family or a child is found to be scandalous and obscene. When Bernard discloses information about the Director’s relationship with Linda, the Director resigns in humiliation and disgrace....   [tags: the utopian, dystopian state] 1042 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is far more relevant today and has a higher possibility of actually transpiring in the near future compared to George Orwell’s 1984. Even though both of the two, which are totalitarian societies, are based on plausible premises, the utopia illustrated in Brave New World still has a opportunity to appear today, while the “Big Brother” controlled society presented in George Orwell’s 1984, being based off of totalitarian societies to some extent that existed at the time the book was written, is simply obsolete....   [tags: Utopia, Analysis] 743 words
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Aldous Huxley And The Brave New World - Within any novel, there are always elements taken directly from the author's life and experiences. Their thoughts and opinions will also be imparted to the novel, delivering a direct message to the reader and perhaps arguing their opinions, to persuade the audience. These influences on and from his environment are apparent in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. In the 1930's, the time the book was written, many world-scale events were taking place, and society was changing as a whole. All of this no doubt affected Huxley, and resulted in one the most powerful, thought provoking novels....   [tags: Brave New World Huxley] 1433 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Currently in today's society we still view those with birth defects as abnormal and do not consider them as part of society because they are not normal. As with Bernard the alphas view him inferiorly, because of this Bernard despises all those in the World State and critizies their motives and desires. Bernard is not similar to the citizens in the World State because he is lovesick for Lenina who sees nothing in him except social gain, he becomes very jealous of men around Lenina making him fiercely angry because he still has sexual desires but does not advance in them....   [tags: exile, alienated, bernard marx] 706 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World Analysis 1/3 1) One of the biggest conflicts witnessed so far in the first 90 pages of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is the internal one within the main protagonist, Bernard Marx. Throughout the book, Bernard encounters a violent conflict within himself. He was born different from everyone else, and he finds himself many times questioning the system, he feels that there is much more to be/accomplish in life than just having sex and playing ‘obstacle golf’. Bernard is conflicted if he should share how he feels with the rest of the world and reveal his thoughts, or if he should just keep his mouth shut because all he really wants is to fit in....   [tags: bernard marx, utopian society] 1328 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - In 1932, after the First World War new enhancements in technological practices and government control were now in effect. Aldous Huxley was one of the many citizens who wrote literature to describe what future life would entail. Huxley wrote, in the novel, Brave New World that the ideals that were significant in the past will no longer be important in the future. Throughout the last few decades world view has become trivial about everything people think, act and speak about. All events that occur within Brave New World happen because the World State wants to have better government control over the individuality and happiness that the citizens possess....   [tags: drugs, self-inflicted deaths]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Everybody’s happy nowadays.’ ‘He laughed, ‘Yes, everybody’s happy nowadays. We begin giving the children that at five. But wouldn’t you like to be free to be happy in some other way, Lenina. In your own way, for example; not in everybody else’s way.’” (Huxley Ch.6) Lenina and Bernard can’t understand each other because they both have different definitions of the word “free.” Bernard thinks that freedom is the right to be unhappy. On the other hand, Lenina’s thinks that she is free and happy but only because she has been conditioned to be......   [tags: Utopian societies, story analysis] 748 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Theme or Concept Examined in Brave New World “Brave New World,” is a novel written by Aldous Huxley where he explains that everything is based on a futuristic science which he claimed sprang forth from him because of his experience as “an ordered universe in a world of plan less incoherence” (River 4 1974). People seem to care more about temporal things rather than emotions. Technology also seems to be the most important aspect and everyone is affected by it in one way or another, whether if it is negative or positive....   [tags: futuristic science, westernized, technocracy]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... The extent of the government (or director) control extends to monitoring and adjusting the individual(s) within its dominion. For instance, the government in World State issues soma to prevent thoughts and violence, anything that would inhibit the complete happiness of the citizens. In Seahaven, the actors subtly persuade Truman to do everything that he does. The director does everything in his power to unpredictable behavior. Totalitarian society may result in emphasis and censorship on many things in each world....   [tags: planet trumania of the burbank galaxy] 1086 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World illustrates a perfect society: “community, identity, stability” (Huxley 7). This superb environment, however, is only achieved through the dehumanization of each individual. The world is run by world-controllers, a powerful oligarchy, whom have successfully brainwashed, or conditioned, children for the sole purpose of controlling their minds (Biderman 549). In result, individuals have lost their ability to think and act for themselves. Children are stripped of human rights, even before conditioning, by being a product of governmental test tube reproduction....   [tags: community, dehumanization, brainwashing]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Even after birth they continue to follow the motto of the World State: “Community, Identity, Stability”(21). This motto is extremely ironic having the words identity and stability in it as the World State has sacrificed identity for stability. Shock therapy is also used to force children to hate certain objects. The director explains, “They'll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an ‘instinctive' hatred of books and flowers. Reflexes unalterably conditioned"(26). This entire process is sustained by the distribution of the drug soma, aka the miracle drug....   [tags: individualism, bio mechanical technology] 863 words
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Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley - ... He demonstrates the idea of a “community”, which is when all the people in his society work together for the goal of happiness; this is achieved by separating the population into segments. When separating the people into groups like Alphas who were intellectually superior to Epsilons who did manual labor he set in the idea of “identity.” Whichever identity a person is assigned they are brainwashed to be happy with whom they are in the Condition Centre, which all goes down to the government’s goal of “stability.” Stability is achieved through limitations on intelligence making the person more suiting for their future job....   [tags: literary analysis, totalitarianism] 623 words
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Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley - The story of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley depicts a utopian society conflicted by stability. People are oblivious to the morals and ethics upheld by their ancestors 600 years before and, in turn, are demoralized. Babies are born in laboratories, relationships last no longer than "bedtime", and drugs are provided by government for daily use by their citizens. The drug, "soma" symbolizes estatic rapture experienced by the gloomy looking for escape, material religion for those looking for comfort from a supernatural force, abused aphrodisiac for lovers looking to have a good time, and complete technocracy from a government using a controlled substance to dominate the minds of its people....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary] 867 words
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Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - When people think of the progress and advances in the field of science, they are usually under the preconception that most discoveries and advancements in technologies are advantageous. Are these advancements as beneficial to society as people think they are. Or do they just lay raise to confusion between what can be considered morally and ethically permissible. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley illustrates the dangers of scientific progress and its effects on our society, particularly in the field of biology....   [tags: story analysis, dystopian societies] 1462 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - A Godless World With Orgies Think about a world where you first experience sex when you’re a little kid. A world where books and flowers might not be respected but you're conditioned to be happy. Conditioned to have sex with anyone you want, whenever you feel like it. It's true that you don't have to worry about violence and when you start feeling stressed, all you have to take is soma (a drug that creates pleasure and happiness.) then feel better. In the story, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, that’s how their world worked and I do not believe that our world will ever come to a point like it....   [tags: sex experience, prostitution business, violence]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World, a novel written by Aldous Huxley, can be compared and contrasted with an episode of The Twilight Zone, a fantasy, science-fiction television series, called “Number 12 Looks Just Like You.” Brave New World is a highly regarded and renowned work of literature as The Twilight Zone is considered one of the greatest television series of all time. Brave New World and The Twilight Zone’s episode “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” can be compared and contrasted on the basis of science, youth, and the government....   [tags: twilight zone, science-fiction]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... They were raised to believe that sex is a very daily and natural thing that should be done with one another all the time. They weren’t told about rejections towards sex, or that it was special to anyone because the society wanted people to believe that “everyone belongs to everyone”. That idea that everyone should be with other people as well led her to Bernard, the misplaced Alpha who was battling with belonging in society, someone she found very interesting. Their different contrasting views began right away when deciding where to have their date, Bernard wanted to be alone with her however she wanted to be surrounded by people and do what everyone else does....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1148 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World is a book written by Aldous Huxley in 1932. This novel has been praised and condemned over time. It questions the way society is run today; the individual is sacrificed for the state, and science is the main focus for control. This book is a masterpiece of science fiction and also dystopian literature. The people in the society live dehumanized lives, and everything in the society is negative due to the interference of a higher power. It is evident that America today is evolving into the world state, just like in the book....   [tags: book review, story and character analysis]
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Aldous Huxley’s Warning to America - A dystopia- “an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror” (Dystopia). Aldous Huxley demonstrates just that in his book Brave New World. In Brave New World Huxley creates a perfectly stable society through using clones. This society achieved this stability through the administering and conditioning of the brain. Huxley an extreme humanist feared this future society because of the work of other extremist with theories that could not be proven (Chunk) Sigmund Freud known as he father of psychoanalysis, was a physiologist, medical doctor, and influential thinker of the early twentieth century” (Thornton), he came up with...   [tags: Brave New World Essays]
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Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - How valuable is the protection of individuality. In a society dominated by falsified, scientifically manufactured happiness, individuality proves a rarity. Aldous Huxley’s speculative novel, Brave New World, demonstrates the consequences of this type of impassive society. Bernard, Helmholtz, and John are all unique from their peers, and they think individually as a result. Because of their individuality, the group is ultimately banned from civilization and sent to a remote location. Being segregated because of appearance or mental capacity and not subject to society’s influences stimulates individuality; however, the knowledge and truth correlating with individuality comes at a price, in thi...   [tags: story and literary analysis]
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Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - Aldous Huxley brings a futuristic novel, riddled with human follies and satire. Huxley wrote during the progressive and post-depression periods, which is reflected by the issues in which he satirizes. Brave New World is a futuristic novel that explores the hypothetical advancements of technology and effects or improvements on society. The novel sets a social system similar to that of medieval England in which people are “born” into castes. This sets the stage for the numerous social battles, which ensue as the novel develops....   [tags: Brave New World Huxley] 1263 words
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Huxley's Message in Brave New World - Huxley's Hidden Message Aldous Huxley has a humanistic, deep and enlightened view of how society should be, and of what constitutes true happiness. In his novel, Brave New World, he shows his ideas in a very obscure manner. Huxley presents his ideas in a satirical fashion. This sarcastic style of writing helped Huxley show his views in a very captivating and insightful manner. The entire novel describes a dystopia in which intimate relationships, the ability to choose one's destiny, and the importance of family are strictly opposed....   [tags: Aldous Huxley] 974 words
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Brave New World: The Destruction of Family - Is the push for a perfect utopia enough to siphon motherhood, family, and love. As in Brave New World, Aldous Huxley illustrates the destruction of the idea of family in this ’perfect world‘. People in the world today have the ability to express love and obtain a family. Huxley explores the futuristic outlook on a world (in many ways similar to ours) that would not allow such humanistic traits. Science is so called the ’father of progress’ and yet the development of Fordism and the evolution of artificial fertilization deteriorates the social value of science....   [tags: Aldous Huxley]
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"The Doors of Perception" by Aldous Huxley - "The Doors of Perception" by Aldous Huxley The Doors of Perception, written by Aldous Huxley in 1954 was the first essay of its kind to deal with not only the physical effects of mescaline but also attempted to rationalize the fundamental needs satisfied by the drug by its takers. Mescaline is the active chemical in peyote, a wild cactus that grows in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Huxley volunteered to boldly go where few Americans other than chemists, native Americans, and researchers dared to go by ingesting synthesized mescaline in a controlled experiment to measure it's psychological effects....   [tags: Papers] 866 words
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A Reflection on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - Literature is both shaped by our culture and shapes it. Because of this it is an effective representation of the culture of a time. One can tell how people were affected by the events of the times by how it comes through in their writing. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a prime example of this. The work was targeted at people in a post WWI world. This is a time between WWI and WWII where the world is still shocked by how rapidly the science of war had advanced. People also continue to be appalled with the mass death of a World War caused by such technology and therefore yearn for a more stable world....   [tags: Brave New World Literary Analysis ]
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Outcasts in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Aldous Huxley once wrote, “If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.” This is clearly a statement about public acceptance and tolerance of dissimilar people. Aldous’ beliefs can be seen in his book, Brave New World by two outcast characters, John Savage and Bernard Marx. Bernard and John are both outspoken about their ideas on society, but differ in their actions when faced with temptations. Although many citizens are conditioned to appreciate the community they live in, both Bernard and John are frank and communicate their controversial views openly....   [tags: controversial, citizens, government, society]
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Aldous Huxley’s Dystopia as Relating to Society Today - Technology is the application of scientific knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment. It concerns itself with such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science and pure science and is utilized for practical purposes. Though technology offers a variety of gadgets that work to the advance of humanity, it can also harm society extensively by dispersing a certain degree of power to individuals that can be abused....   [tags: George Orwell, Contrasts]
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Being a Human in the Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... These sentences became common sense in the World State society. In the story almost everyone is happy; however, there are those who have question and desires that does not go away. Bernard one of the character who has some questions about the authority. He is unlike other citizens, refuses to take drug “soma” for his happiness. The State authority conditioned people to have promiscuous relationships. Being in a long relationship considered as an improper behavior. Harold Watts suggested that Bernard being a natural man creature, and wanting to have permanent sexual relationship with Lenine (79)....   [tags: society, happiness, control]
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Overview of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - In Aldous Huxley's self-created dystopian society, controlled by biotechnology, genetics are edited to perfection and babies are manufactured in bottles through Ectogenesis1. After visiting America in the Roaring Thirties, Huxley admired the confidence, vitality, and "generous extravagance" he found in American life and the American people. However, he began to see the destructive spiral that Totalitarianism had on society, especially with his experiences in Italy under the reign of fascist leader Benito Mussolini (Barron's Educational Series)....   [tags: genetics, biotechnology, conditioning]
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Overuse of Antidepressants Today and How Aldous Huxley Predicted It - ... Part of the high growth in the usage of antidepressants was because doctors were prescribing the drug to children younger than 6. The number of “antidepressant prescriptions written for teens increases every year” (Mitchell). That statistic should be going down because teenagers do not know if they are really depressed or if they just had a bad day. By the doctor just giving them medicine teenagers will never learn how to deal with their problems and how to fix certain situation. By prescribing the medication children and teens are learning how to take the easy way out, by resorting to taking drugs....   [tags: A Brave New World]
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Society's Fate in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... In addition, society suffers with the belief that taking drugs will allow them to escape from reality similar to “Taking a holiday from reality whenever you like” (Huxley 54). Self-medicating with alcohol seems to become a struggle due to today’s fast paced stressful society. “A holiday” symbolizes the numbness, which distracts from pain of emotional feelings. An author known as Shane Watson acknowledges that “drinking has become a swift and effective means of relaxing and the evidence is that, as time goes on, it becomes an increasingly essential part of our daily routine… reaching for the bottle frequently masks deep-seated insecurities.” It seems like today’s norm is to reach for the...   [tags: christianity, predictions, drugs, alcohol] 983 words
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Value in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Value in Brave New World What is value. To take a logical standpoint, it could be defined as the monetary worth of something: a candy bar’s value is one dollar. But to most people, value is more far reaching than a number. To chocolate lovers, a candy bar’s value is a few minutes of bliss; the chocolate hits your tongue and melts; the overwhelming decadence of that smooth, velvety sweetness is enough to keep you happy for the rest of the day. So, value is all about perspective, and it is also a driving force in motivation: value drives people....   [tags: benito hoover, industrial revolution]
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A Brave New World: Was Aldous Huxley Correct? - A Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is a book that to me is more of a warning then entertainment. In the book, Huxley writes about a future civilization and all how everything in life is simplified. Babies are created in factories and are designed however scientists want them to be. Relationships are completely irrelevant and frowned upon in this world. People are distracted from true beauty and left to submit their selves into a false world. Since this book was written in 1931, Huxley obviously had no knowledge of new age technology....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]
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The Dystopian Society of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - A dystopia is an imaginary, imperfect place where those who dwell are faced with terrible circumstances. The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley illustrates the concept of a dystopia. A utopia is an ideal place where everything is perfect, but in the novel, it becomes apparent that the author is trying to demonstrate the negative effects on a society when it attempts to become an unreachable utopian society. Brave New World is seen as a dystopia for many reasons, as citizens are deprived of freedom, programmed to be emotionless and under the control of a corrupt dictatorship....   [tags: story analysis, sociological analysis] 1182 words
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The World State in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Happiness is what every human seeks; its human nature. Happiness, however one defines it as, can come at a price. Societies all around the world view happiness differently, but in a futuristic novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, happiness is supposedly an inevitable feeling gained at the cost of freedom. This novel explores a “World State” in which the majority of the society feels no strong emotion, complies with their assigned caste, and behave almost identically to the next person (Huxley, 220)....   [tags: happiness, thought, society]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Technology - “COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY”: this is the World State's motto in a science fiction novel “Brave New World” written by Aldous Leonard Huxley in 1932. Huxley predicts the future world ironically, and I assume everyone hopes his prediction will not come true. Fortunately, Huxley’s brave new world is just a fictional world; no one knows whether Huxley’s brave new world will become a reality or not. However, technology improves rapidly and scares people that their world is gradually approaching to Huxley’s brave new world....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Community, Identity]
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Utopian Society in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - ... Huxley's demeanor to hallucinogenic sort of medications is an extremely liberal mentality contrasted with the masses who haven't had that sort of experience. For the individuals who have large portions of them comprehend the profound centrality and mindfulness of one's self. They distinguish a higher request, one that carries solidarity, wholeness, affection, and that there is an association with that encounter and the soma. Shockingly it takes those influential medicinal plants as a rule to open one up to the higher truths or much reflection....   [tags: Pharmaceudicas, Drugs]
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Satire in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - Aldous Huxley. The very name summons psychedelic visions and utopian nightmares to the western psyche. He was born on the 26th of July in 1894, and died on the 22nd of November 1963. He saw the turn of the century, two world wars, the decline of the British lion, the ascendance of the American eagle and the Cuban missile crisis. In short, he lived through some of the most unstable times man has seen as a species. His work was varied. He began his career as a satirist of the class system he endured in England....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]
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The Importance of Decisions Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - At one point or another everyone has been a witness to that strange boy in the corner of the grocery store spending an hour choosing candy. Every time you pass him, his determined and focused expression catches your eye and you can't resist the curiosity as to why this crazy kid still is so focused on choosing the best possible way to get a cavity. The reasons may be simple, but reasons happen in consequence of life influences. Likewise the boy's influence could be his amazing goal setting that his mother taught him and because of that he finds it special in his own way to find the best candy bar for the best satisfaction....   [tags: classic, shakespeare]
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Alienation in In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - ... Mustapha Mond says that he was “too much interested in the truth” and also “That’s how I paid. By choosing to serve happiness. Other people’s- not mine.” (Huxley, 228-229) This quote reveals that in the end, for the prize of power over others, he ultimately sacrificed the fulfillment in science that made him a true individual, and instead acts in the name of society’s happiness. He also says that even though he personally likes Helmholtz’ romantic nature, due to society’s ruling, not his, he must banish Helmholtz due to his ideals....   [tags: Separation, Status quo]
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Plot Development in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - ... On top of that, as a direct result of Bokanovsky’s Process, the creation of humans has fallen into line with the economic principles of supply and demand. For example, when the Hatchery Director is giving a tour to students, the reader is enlightened by what this process entails: …a bokanovskied egg will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo and every embryo into a full-sized adult. Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before… (p....   [tags: society, economics, dehumanized]
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The Destruction of the Individual in A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... John’s analysis of a passage from Hamlet leads him to violence against his mother's lover, Popé when he finds them sleeping together “‘When he is drunk asleep, drunk asleep...’He ran across the room and stabbed”(133). When John stabs Popé he acts on behalf of his misinterpretation of Hamlet. Although John admitted to not fully understanding the play, he still attempts to follow the morals he interpreted from Hamlet to the point of attempting to kill Popé. John’s freedom to be an individual and choose his morals leads him to violence....   [tags: morals, relationship, emotions] 1008 words
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Modern Society in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Additionally, a way the government controls is through their power of knowledge. Power and knowledge are two forces that work together. They are so linked that they could be considered the same thing. Having knowledge allows the government to teach or in a stronger sense, indoctrinate with what they are aware of or with their interpretations of certain matters in the world but conversely, they can obscure what they know to the public which further adds to the government’s power by having more knowledge....   [tags: totalitarian governments, control] 1732 words
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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - What happens when society’s greatest love becomes the ultimate threat. A few years ago Neil Postman wrote a preface about the media’s effects in which he suggests that Aldous Huxley’s predictions in Brave New World come to pass. Postman reiterated Huxley’s points saying that our society might eventually turn into a version of Brave New World. Some may argue that Postman’s theory is incorrect but with further consideration it is more likely to be true. In Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World features Bernard Marx who questions the aspects of the society that he lives in....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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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 was born July 26, 1894 (It’s Online-Aldous Huxley) in Godalming, Surrey, England (Aldous (Leonard) Huxley)....   [tags: Biography Biographies]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - The use of “Brave New Worlds” John allows powerful insight into the deep-rooted flaws of society. John’s character allows for the establishment of character ideals, as he is the only one to have a relevant view of what life outside of the domineering society of the Brave New World. Huxley allows these view to shine, as illustrated by John’s infatuation with this new world, his them dissatisfaction and isolation, and finally his eventual suicide the World State is demonstrated, meaningful relationship, high art, and true raw human emotion and a higher religious power....   [tags: flaws, society, savage world]
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