Imagery And Symbolism In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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In this satire novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley uses literary devices such as, imagery and symbolism to tell of the explicit activities that go on in the society of the 1930s and to warn society of where the world may end up if people continue to live corrupt lives. During this time period, people appeared innocent on the surface, but with a closer look, it is clear that people weren’t as innocent as they seemed. Behind closed doors people lived corrupt lives.
Brave New World does a great job of exposing these lifestyles through satirical descriptions.
In the novel, Aldous Huxley uses imagery to further get his point across to the reader by creating a descriptive picture in the reader’s mind of how dehumanized society is and how they
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The citizens gather to watch for entertainment and begin to throw food at him like he is an animal in the zoo. Huxley creates this image in the reader’s mind, by comparing John to an ape,
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“In a few minutes there were dozens...throwing (as to an ape) peanuts, packets of sex-hormone chewing gum, panglandular.” There is a good reason for this comparison and these examples of imagery, for it shows the reader how citizens of the 1930s are becoming more like animals everyday, appearing less independent and forgetting what it means to be human.
Aldous Huxley also exposes the traditions of the World State that symbolize traditions of a the 1930s. In Brave New World, the minds of individuals in society are under corrupt conditioning, leading them to stray from natural humane traditions and beliefs. This society takes and applies the ideas of Henry Ford to their own lives, “You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of our Ford’s: History is Bunk.” This leads to the whole society being an enormous assembly line in itself, which produces masses of people whom are designed for a certain caste and job. Henry Ford, who created the assembly line to assist in his
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There are many occasions of symbolism in Brave New
World, they all prove a great point and expose the corruptness of the society of the 1930s.
In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley uses literary devices such as, imagery and symbolism, doing a great job of exposing explicit activities that go on in the society of the 1930s and warning society of where the world may end up if people continue to live corrupt lives.
During this time period, people appeared innocent on the surface, but with a closer look, it is clear that people weren’t as innocent as they seemed. Behind closed doors people lived corrupt lives, not to say that people don’t do the same today, as the people in this book aren’t the only ones to reproduce without actually taking part in sexual acts. People during modern time are hit with many reasons as to why they should use implantation methods in order to create life such as, being gay or unable to reproduce for some reason. This is similar to the World State except someone is giving birth instead of a machine creating the person. This novel, Brave New World, does a tremendous job of exposing the society of the 1930s and even today’s society,

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