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Study Guide for Aldous Huxley's Brave New World including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about Brave New World, ask questions, and get the answers you need.
Author: Aldous Huxley
Year Published: 1932
Genre: 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 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.