Why Shakespeare Would Not Work in Brave New World Essay

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Why Shakespeare would not work in the N.W.S?
Throughout this novel, it is evident that not only is Shakespeare prohibited in the new world but it would also not work. For example, in chapter 12, John reads passages from Shakespeare to Helmholtz. Helmholtz enjoys the poetry, but when John reads a passage taken from Romeo and Juliet, Helmholtz starts laughing even though it is inappropriate to do so. “When Juliet said this, Helmholtz broke out in an explosion of uncontrollable guffawing.” (Huxley 161). In this passage, Juliet’s parents are trying to convince Juliet to marry Paris. Not only does Helmholtz find it funny that in Shakespeare, characters have mothers and fathers, but he also finds it hilarious that Juliet’s parents are actually
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One Shakespeare play that definitely pursuits the dark side of love is A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. The reason why this play illustrates this type of love is because there is a lot of darkness and difficulty that obstructs the love between the lovers. One part of the play that demonstrates how the play demonstrates the dark side of love is the fairies in the play make a mistake by applying a love potion to Titania’s eyes, forcing her to fall in love with a donkey. In the forest, all the lovers have problems as Oberon decides that Puck should switch who loves who, but after Puck makes a mistake, it becomes a disaster. This part of the play has a lot of irony because Helena is not loved at the beginning and when the boys are enchanted they both love her and dislike Hermia whom they both loved before. Helena thinks it's a joke while Hermia knows it's not a joke. Everything that happens here, shows why this play really demonstrates Shakespeare's dark side of love. All the lovers assume that a partner is dead at one point. At the end of the play, Helena and Demetrius are both oblivious to the dark side of their love, totally unaware of what may have come of the events in the forest. In conclusion, the reason why this play defines the dark side of love is because of the flower that was in the play. This flower called Love-in-Idleness makes you fall in love with the first person you see. This flower makes

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