Analysis Of `` Brave New World `` By Aldous Huxley

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Mediation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg once said, “if you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.” Fear, isolation and loneliness are common feelings faced by many people everyday, and feelings frequently present in the following compared novels. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, share many unique and interesting similarities. Both literary works share similar themes such as isolation from society, lose or unknown identity, and the misuse of technology and science. Isolation is a popular feeling and theme faced by many characters in both Brave New World and Frankenstein. “Community, Identity, Stability” (Huxley 1), are the first words written in Aldous Huxley’s novel which sets the subject of the entire writing. These three words hang on a sign over the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center, which is the place that creates and conditions new human life. These simple three words create the slogan for this society. “Community” means that all the people of this society must work together to increase the overall happiness for the citizens. “Identity” was given to each person upon birth, against his or her own will. No matter what identity they have been given, they are to be happy in that identity. Lastly, “stability” is the ultimate goal of this society because only through stability can general happiness be maintained and achieved. These three words not only make up what the society is based on, but allow the audience to see that the people living in this society have no say in their own lives, personalities or identity. One of the main characters in this novel, Bernard Marx, lives in constant isolation even... ... middle of paper ... ...ictor looks upon “the wretch- the miserable monster whom [he] created” (Shelley 69), and immediately regrets his actions. Brave New World and Frankenstein have many relationships that make both narratives extremely interesting and relatable. Both novels share the themes of isolation, loss of identity, and misuse of knowledge and science. Many people in today’s society can relate to the feeling of isolation or loss of identity, especially young teenagers expanding their lives in high school. Some may be bullied, abused or ignored, and feel completely alone. As science evolves, we also see many different examples of others misusing its true propose, such as for money or for power. Novels such as these demonstrate the threats that one could face if they followed through with such dangerous activities. These stories are great learning tools for humanity as it evolves.
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