Justifications Of Huxley 's ' Brave New World ' Essay
Dr. Nilak Datta
Modern Fiction – HSS F336
24th November, 2015
Justifications of Huxley’s clarification on the advancements in science
In the foreword to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the author clarifies his purpose of using science in the novel. He asserts that Brave New World is not about scientific advancements as much as it is about the effects that such an advancement has on the population at the individual level. The novel focuses on the ways in which human nature is altered to control each other through science, in the name of order and stability. The aim of this short paper is to illustrate that Huxley’s assertion is accurate. This paper covers two incidents – the dialogue between Mustafa Mond and John, and Director’s tour of the newly inducted students at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre; and one character, Linda. The first incident is used to prove how just the advancement of science is not actually the theme of the novel as such. The second incident shows how much human individuals are affected by science in the novel. The paper concludes by relating Linda’s life to the context of the short paper. The changes that have taken place inside, outside and even around her are crucial to understanding the scientific advancements in lieu of human lives in Brave New World.
Now, through the dialog between Mustafa Mond and John the Savage towards the end of the novel Huxley is clearly pointing out that science and happiness do not always go…