Captivity In Brave New World Essay

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A World of Captivity Imagine a world where mothers and fathers do not exist. A world where ethics are thrown away and God is a thing of the past. This is the society people are born into in the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. There is a community built off the philosophy of Henry Ford. The people are put into a caste system after they are “made”, and science acts as the only religion in this society. Aldous Huxley uses imagery and symbolism throughout the novel in order to make the reader feel as if the characters are more captive in their society rather than free. First of all, it is evident that there is a contrast from how the character feels and how the reader feels. An example of this is given in the very beginning of the book with Aldous writing, “The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber. The light was frozen, dead, a ghost” (Huxley 3). Upon reading this, there are moods of coldness and darkness that surrounds the reader. The author is trying to make the reader feel uncomfortable with these sterile words in his writing. However, as the story continues, the reader learns that this place is thought as “completely normal” to the characters in the novel. This room is the area where eggs are fertilized in test tubes. This may sound weird to people nowadays but it is not odd for the people living within this community. Right from the start of the novel, Huxley is conveying to …show more content…
Right from the beginning, the author explained things in such a way that it left much to the reader’s imagination. It created contrast within the minds of the characters of the story and the minds of the audience who were interpreting the book. The usage of imagery and symbolism throughout this famous piece of literature allows the reader to be encapsulated in the book and find that the characters are trapped within their

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