The passage takes place in the seventh chapter of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley where the two primary protagonists, Lenina and Bernard, two alphas from the World’s State, are visiting the reservation, which is outside their society, to witness the life of a community still subsisting the “outdated way” where people do not have the technology to stay young, healthy and without children who are being created by machines.
Lenina and Bernard are alone on the reservation while their guide went for enlightenments. They scrutinize how the population interacts. Furthermore, as Lenina is repulsed, Bernard is, instead, quite interested in the community they discover since they are naked, elderly, sick and some are even mothers breastfeeding their youngsters. Everything is from the “outmoded way” and is antagonistic to the World’s State where there are casts, no mothers and no one becomes decrepit and sick.
A recurrence appears from Lenina in the opening and the term of the passage chosen with “I don’t like it”, which demonstrates how Lenina feels while sojourning in the reservation with Bernard. However, it is not the evidence of how Lenina reacts throughout the passage to this unusual civilization that she is uncovering. Lenina questions Bernard apropos what they both observe and as Lenina reacts outrageously, Bernard takes the novelty factually and philosophically. While Lenina throws question after question to Bernard such as “What is the matter with him?”, “But how can they live like this?”, “old?”, he answers all of them rhetorically with “He 's old, that 's all”, or with, “these people have never heard of Our Ford, and they aren 't civilized.”. Furthermore, Aldous Hux...
... middle of paper ...
... of obsidian” and an anthropomorphism too with “tremulous”. An example of hyperbole in this passage could be “what a wonderfully intimate relationship”. Finally, Aldous Huxley put in juxtaposition Bernard and Lenina in the sentence “she had never seen anything so indecent in her life and what made it worse was that, instead of tactfully ignoring it, Bernard proceeded to perform open comments on this revolting viviparous scene.”. Moreover, a juxtaposition is a literary device, wherein the author places a person, concept, place, idea or theme parallel to another. In addition, the purpose of juxtaposing two directly or indirectly related entities close together in literature is to highlight the contrast between the two and compare them. Although, this literary device is usually used for etching out a character in detail, creating suspense or lending a rhetorical effect.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- In reality, people struggle for happiness having technology and science to help get them there. In the Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Huxley delves into a darker possibility of utopias. This dystopian world is a satire used by Huxley to warn about the pitfalls that can lead to a totalitarian society. Huxley is not afraid to dive head first into the philosophy and ideas which question the human spirit and motivation. In this Brave New World, Huxley makes a comparison to current world events, to which he questions the use of technology and science, leading to giving up their individuality and control.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Dystopia]
1850 words (5.3 pages)
- Throughout the novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley portrays a utopian society where the whole world is peaceful and happy, but this is only because everyone is really too sedated with some to think otherwise. In Brave New World, Huxley suggests that what is valuable in human life is a balance between individuality and community by describing a world that relies on its citizens to lose their uniqueness as individual persons. Huxley uses the Bokanovsky twins and the conditioning processes to exhibit the lack of physical individuality and individual thought within the masses.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]
774 words (2.2 pages)
- Throughout history, it is common for people to think about what can be done to make our society ideal. In the novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the character, The Controller, believes that keeping the civilians of the Brave New World ignorant and emotionally sedated will bring social stability. The Controller indicates the extreme sacrifices that need to be made in order to keep a society stable and happy. Through a vary of literary devices like allusion, symbolism, and Irony, Huxley highlights that not only are these ineffective ways to create a utopia, but the idea of utopia is impossible to obtain.... [tags: Brave New World, Emotion, Aldous Huxley, Island]
1434 words (4.1 pages)
- In the novel Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley a dystopia is presented of a Utopian society where happiness is brought through a drug and your predestined life follows. Aldous Huxley conveys different conflicts with characters being isolated from the society they are being forced to live within. In which, these characters, are brought about reliance of soma, a drug, to stabilize their life. As well as this, the novel expresses the on going battles of having a society that is "perfect". Therefore, because of the isolated, delusional nonperfected-society, the World State introduced in Brave New World defines a Utopian Society.... [tags: Brave New World Essays]
2036 words (5.8 pages)
- A Personal Utopia: An Analysis of a Key Passage in Brave New World The key passage of Aldous Huxley’s Brace New World takes place after John has been arrested and is a conversation with Mond. When John and Mond speak of ideal societies, a major part of Brave New World, the aspect of human nature which makes us search continuously for our personal Utopia, becomes apparent. In Mond’s study, the sacrifices each character makes in order to find a Utopia are interconnected. The search for a personal Utopia reveals Huxley’s view on human nature of sacrificing everything to live with self-fulfillment.... [tags: Brave New World]
977 words (2.8 pages)
- In a futuristic world where most of the world is run as a world -state Bernard is a member of the upper class who invites a girl Lenina, another member of his class, to join him to go to a Reservation for natives that are not part of their society. While at the Reservation, Lenina and Bernard see people who look like they have aged, which does not happen in their society because of the medicines they have. They also meet John, a man that was raised on the Reservation who Bernard learns is the son of the World State Director.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]
1136 words (3.2 pages)
- 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]
1486 words (4.2 pages)
- The Application of Utopia in Brave New World Aldous Huxley's Brave New World illustrates the loss of morality when established standards are replaced by amoral criteria. In his novel, Huxley criticizes the practical applications of Utopia in actual society. Huxley's depiction of love, science, and religion support the ineffectiveness of implementing Utopia in everyday life. In Brave New World, Huxley shows contempt for the human emotion of love. The people that make up his imaginary society have no conception of love or any other passion, and actually scorn the idea. Huxley believes that along with passion comes emotional instability. The Utopian state... [tags: Brave New World]
1192 words (3.4 pages)
- 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 (2.8 pages)
- An analysis of satire In Brave New World While reading Aldous Huxley's Novel Brave New World readers experience a world unlike any other. A world where being promiscuous and the use of drugs are not only legal but considered a "must" for a fully functional member of society. This world isn't a world full of democracy or the democratic process, it's a world where a virulent caste system dominates. A world where people are bred to be workers or leaders. The people of this society believe that they live in the perfect world.... [tags: Aldous Huxley]
1213 words (3.5 pages)