Brave New World | Study Guide

Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Huxley

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Dystopian, Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Brave New World is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who is not a character in the story. At times the narrator takes the perspective of different characters including the protagonist, John the Savage, and the antagonist, Mustapha Mond.


Brave New World is written in past tense.

About the Title

Brave New World is a phrase taken from Act 5, Scene 1 of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Miranda, daughter of King Prospero says, "O brave new world,/That has such people in't." The quote refers to Brave New World's protagonist's initial excitement about the world beyond the Reservation and his growing horror with its deceitful leadership and shallowness.


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