Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World ' Essay

1216 Words Jan 31st, 2016 5 Pages
In today’s world of problems, troubles and worries, it is often that we drift off and imagine a more perfect world, one where all of our hardships go away. However, making this perfect utopia can come to be quite difficult, which is where the concept of a dystopia comes into play. The author Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” explores one such dystopia, in a world where emotion and all negative feelings are washed away with medication. In this essay, I will be exploring a short excerpt from this book, in which a non civilized man, or “savage” is being introduced into this new world by an established citizen, known as a “controller. I will identify three literary elements Huxley used in this scene. I will also analyze one literary technique Huxley used in this scene, and establish its importance the reader 's interpretation of the scene. Finally, I will determine the universal meaning of this text and how it pertains to the reader and modern day civilization.

In this excerpt, Huxley uses the literary elements of conflict, plot, and character to establish the scene and its meaning. The scenes plot, the first literary element, revolves around a meeting of two men, one who has been civilized by this dystopia, the controller, and one who is new to the society, the savage. The controller explains to the savage how this society works, and how since there is no war and nothing out of the ordinary happens in this society, there is no need for anyone to act as heroes or…

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