Aldous Huxley

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  • Individuality In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley is a novel about a society in 632 AF. This society has all of the scientific advancements the 21st century citizens think they need; however, there is no individuality. People are not allowed to make their own decisions or even think for themselves. Every thought, feeling, or action is dictated by the government. Everyone is forced to conform according to how the government deems fit. Huxley demonstrates the importance of individuality and through the characteristics of the citizens in this society . The actions of the citizens of the “Brave New World” are hypnopaedic. The citizens listen to a seemingly never-ending voice saying, “‘everyone belongs to everyone else”’ (40) while sleeping. No one is allowed…

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  • Soma And Humanism In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    meaning of Sexual pleasure (Huxley). The more Soma that the people of Brave New World take the more that they forget about the emotions that they are supposed to have. All individuals are different, one is not able to create a world of the same characteristics in every one person that one meets; granted Mr. Huxley creates a new social caste system for separation, this does not separate the individuals from each other. Although the human anatomy sets men and women apart from each other every one…

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  • The Perfect World In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    perfect world has led various writers to imagine their own ideas of utopia. Aldous Huxley, with both a scientific and literary background, wrote Brave New World in 1932 (Congdon). This book takes the reader to London six hundred years into the future. This stable world is filled with comfort, safety, and control. Everything is industrialized. Perhaps at first glance, this description may appeal to the reader, but a closer look reveals an undesirable and frightening world. Huxley uses parallels…

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  • Significance Of Services In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    Throughout the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, there are numerous allusions to surveillance of individuals. However, an interesting property of the surveillance state is that it relies heavily on the fear of reprisal from other citizens. For example, in the new world, those who spend time alone or participate in monogamous relationships are chastised by fellow citizens and reprimanded by the government. Although this may appear to be a far cry from our world, there are numerous…

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  • Aldous Huxley In Brave New World: Horror Of Hedonism

    Influence of Aldous Huxley in Brave New World: Horror of Hedonism Throughout history one great philosophical question that has mankind has struggled with is the question on the purpose of life. A primary answer for this question provided by different philosophers throughout history is the hedonism. The notion that the purpose of life is to be as happy as possible, so, therefore, individuals should live to fulfill their maximum net happiness while avoiding stress and suffering at all cause,…

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  • The Evolution Of Castes In Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    In Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley the narrator describes a future world state, and in this society people are conditioned and influenced from the minute they’re created to the minute they die. In this 'Brave New World ', the population is parted into five main castes- Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilons, with the Alphas being the highest and Epsilons the lowest. When it comes to the main characters in this novel, there is a pretty wide variation of who belongs to what caste.…

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  • Social Control In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    In the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley the society conditions its people and this is a form of social control. This approach to social control makes the citizens happy and trouble free because of the conditioning they are unable to be any way other than content. The conditioning that they receive happens before they are even alive in the society. One example of the type of conditioning the society uses to control the population is when the Director talks about, “oxygen-shortage for keeping…

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  • The Perfect World In The Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    power were declining; therefore, people sought for a more competent government. A 38-year old British man, Aldous Huxley, was worried. Inspired by the invention of the first Ford Car, he thought such government would rule with a high-tech method instead of military to save countries from corrupting. Therefore, the goal of the country would be to generate wealth. To reach that goal, government would encourage the public to consume. Eventually, the human race would be changed by the new world to…

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  • Brave New World By Aldous Huxley And Grendel By John Gardner

    Many characters in novels go through the process in seeking more insight and discovery’s of ones self. As evident in two novels, two characters go through the needs to find themselves for who they truly are. Bernard Marx from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Grendel from Grendel by John Gardner both go through the process of self-discovery. Grendel and Bernard are different from society. They both seek for answers on why the world is how it is, why they are who they are, and they both have…

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  • Community, Identity, Stability In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World takes place in what some would call a futuristic dystopia, one that seems cold and sterile, and whose inhabitants are alien to ourselves. Their society is succinctly described by their world motto: “Community, Identity, Stability”. The world that Huxley depicts is one that has completely abandoned many of the things that we consider to be essential to our humanity in favor a stable civilization in which everyone is happy. As a result, their perception of community…

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