Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

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Sources: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc. Mustapha MondController; suave intellectual John the SavagePrudish, naïve pariah; uncomfortable with conformity Helmholtz WatsonRebellious propaganda writer Hatchery DirectorRigid, humorless administrator Henry FosterIntelligent, cheerful embryo expert Lenina CrowneLab tech; frequent Soma user Brave New Worldby the Numbers Highest asking price in 2016 for a limited 1st edition of Brave New World signed by the author First-edition copies signed by Aldous Huxley Year of publication of Henry Ford’s manifesto that inspired the novel Last names used for the two billion people in the World State 324 ~$7,000 10,000 1922 Bernard MarxUnconventional psychologist Mustapha Mond, Chapter 17 t would upset the whole social order if men started doing things on their own. Growing up in a time of great technological change, Huxley focused much of his writing on society and the effects of technology. Despite being panned by fellow science fiction writers H.G. Wells and George Orwell, Brave New World has remained a popular exploration of a totalitarian future. ALDOUS HUXLEY1894–1963 Author Henry Ford Represents the deification of mass production Soma Represents state control and personal escape through state-sponsored drug usage Decanters Symbolize a test-tube population Main Characters Symbols Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, The New Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, In the dystopian, futuristic landscape of Brave New World, people are mass produced in test tubes. Lab technicians chemically decide each person’s physical and intellectual traits, and individual thought is disdained. For outcast John the Savage, the idea of emotional and intellectual conformity is unbearable and disturbing. Conditioning Social Destinies THEMES Identity Each group’s identity is predetermined. Alienation People who do not conform are ridiculed and banished from society. Consumerism Mass production encourages buying and creates job security. Oppression & Conformity The World State uses conditioning to smother independence and create obedience. Epsilon Beta Delta Gamma Aldous Huxley 1932 English Novel Author Year Published Original Language Dystopian Brave NewWorld Alpha

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