Literary Devices Used In "brave New World" By Aldous Huxley - 698 words
In the book Brave New World the author, Aldous Huxley, uses rhetorical strategies and devices to show his readership the consequences that can come from continuing on the destructive path of self-involvement that can lead to the dystopia presented in the book. In the forward of the book, Huxley defines his purpose of Brave New World as the advancement of science as it affects human individuals. The triumphs of physics, chemistry and engineering are tacitly taken for granted... It is only by means of the sciences of life that the quality of life can be radically changed. He explains that his purpose is to show how technology can be turned against the good of humans and forced into the course ...
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Themes Examined In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley - 441 words
The lifestyle of the people created by Aldous Huxley in his novel, Brave New World, is , in many ways, a twisted reflection of our own society. As i read the novel, i noted the similarities and differences between our society and the Brave New World. Their use of anonimity, drugs, manufacturing and conditioning of mens minds, manufacturing of human cells, and entertainment that drowns the viewer in sensation can be compared to many of our own practices. For example, in the Brave New World, the people are all identical except those of the higher class groups. Anonimity is a valued and neccesary part of their society because it helps to keep order and maintain conformity. Although this aspect ...
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Biography Of Aldous Huxley - 1,602 words
Aldous Huxley, English novelist, established himself as one of the premiere fiction writers of the twentieth century. Such works as Brave New World and Doors of Perception sparked positive reviews from critics and readers across the globe. He was born on July 26, 1894, in Godalming, Surrey, England. Ever since he was very young, Huxleys peers and family considered him to be different. This was not necessarily a bad thing to anyone. Aldous brother considered this to be a form of superiority. It was a good life for Aldous, as he was a part of a family that was considered to be some of the most distinguished members of that part of the ruling class in England that made of the intellectual elite ...
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Under The Iron Curtain, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - 640 words
Imagine what the world would be like if we were all "under the iron curtain." In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: "To make them love it is the task assigned, in present- day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda." Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly satirized totalitarian propaganda and political technique to point out the problems of a dystopian society. The way the fascist and totalitarian regimes used mass propaganda techniques to brainwash their people was nearly identical to the way Huxley ...
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Shocking Science Fiction - Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - 1,481 words
The brilliant social satirist Aldous Huxley shocked the world in 1932 with the publication of his science fiction masterpiece Brave New World. The novel takes place in the cities of London and New Mexico during the year of 632 A.F. (After Ford). It is a future world of absolute stability and total sterility with one concern- happiness for all (Wright 84). In his foreword to the New Harper edition of Brave New World, Huxley states its theme as "the advancement of science as it affects human individuals." While these advances are universally thought to be tremendous progress in our growth as human beings, Huxley's feelings towards this evolution are of danger, caution, and concern ( Monarch 6) ...
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Aldous Huxley - 572 words
Huxley's early comic novels, which include Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925), and Point Counter Point (1928), demonstrate his ability to dramatize intellectual debate in fiction; he discussed philosophical and social topics in a volume of essays, Proper Studies (1927). Brave New World (1932), was his most celebrated work. Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey on July 26, 1894, into a well-to-do upper-middle-class family. His father, Leonard Huxley, was a biographer, editor, and poet. He first studied at Eton College, Berkshire (1908-13). When Huxley was fourteen his mother died. At the age of 16 Huxley suffered an attack of keratitis punctata and became for a period of about ...
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How Similar Is Brave New Worlds Society To Our Own - 876 words
How Similar is Brave New World's Society to Our Own? The novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley portrays a so-called "utopian" society. When examining the surface, their society does seem truly perfect. It is problem free and everyone is happy. In addition the population is also controlled from their social status to their intellectual ability. However, after further examination of this "perfect" world, it seems strangely similar to our own society, which is not in any way near being perfect. The society in Brave New World and our society today share many similarities and differences. For instance, there are similarities and differences between the aspects of drug use, consumerism, and rel ...
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Brave New World Vs Matrix - 1,199 words
Since the begging of humanity, mankind tries to predict the soon to be future. Many scientific books and movies thrilled readers and viewers with visions of the future world. The book "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley and the movie "Matrix" directed by The Wachowski Brothers tried to put forth-such views. The strongest theme in both the book and the movie was the idea that as humanity progresses through the centuries, the advancement of science leads to perfecting the world that man lives in, which in turn conflicts with human individuality. Although, the concept is similar in both the book and the movie the portrayal of the conflict is different. Both, the movie and the book, show the futu ...
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Values - 720 words
Does humanity really need to be improved? Has our society gotten so bad that we need to make changes that will supposedly make it better? There are definitely problems that need to be dealt with. We have a lot of violence, education problems, as well as other crimes in our society, but overall, I feel that humanity is doing pretty well at this point in history. The improvements that definitely need to be made are being worked on throughout our society. The violence in our schools is a major problem that needs to be addressed. Most people blame video games or music lyrics for corrupting the young minds and turning them into violent criminals. I feel that the parents of these children are wher ...
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Post Industrial Society A Brave New World - 1,301 words
Post Industrial Society: A Brave New World? Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Surrey, England. He was born to a very scholarly family, most notably his grandfather T.H. Huxley, a well-known biologist and foremost advocate for Darwins evolutionary theory. Aldous upbringing was shaped by many diverse influences, from his brother Julian, a notable biologist, to his mothers uncle Matthew Arnold, a well-known English poet and literary critic. This mix of disciplines led to Huxleys eclectic interests, which ranged from anthropology to zoology and from literature to mysticism. These interests eventually drove Huxley into a pursuit of a medical career as a student at Eton. Soon after he cho ...
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Post Industrial Society A Brave New World - 1,387 words
... character is constantly mumbling the phrases and propaganda forced on her during her conditioning as a child, reinforcing the ideas of the World State to herself at every turn. She views death as a function of society. She has no original thought and follows her conditioning without question. The only inconsistent element in her life is her tendency towards monogamy, which is odd in the World State as sex is not used for procreation but as an outlet for emotion, and thus promiscuity is encouraged and revered. We find later that this situation brings her guilt however, and she attempts to reengage in the normal procedure though she has a strange longing for intimacy or even love that doe ...
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Book 1 - 1,700 words
Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. Besides short stories he also wrote essays and novels, like 'Brave New World'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalist and a critic of drama. In his books, especially the later ones, he sometimes presents himself as a teacher or a philosopher, to literate us as readers. Next to novels, essays and short stories he also wrote poems, biographies, plays, po ...
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Too Much Medicine For The Wrong Head - 1,507 words
Adolescent depression continues to be a growing American problem since its discovery in the 1970s. How exactly to treat this problem, however, is not a clear issue. For years the psychiatric community felt that psychotherapy was the best way to treat this growing epidemic. However, with the development of antidepressants, most famously Prozac, many people feel the problem is nearing a solution. Many psychiatrists believe these pills can be a quick and effective way to treat suffering adolescents. Many others believe this solution is too quick and too easy to be true. Unqualified personnel are over prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants) to children and adolescen ...
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1960s - 4,021 words
The 1960s were a time of major political and social change. These changes were primarily fuelled by the youth of the time. Their parents had come from life in both the great depression of the 1930s as well as World War II, and were on a whole more conservative than their children, a fact the younger generation did not like. In the early 60s the electronic media (Television and radio) became an important communication tool, as opposed to the largely print based media of previous decades. With change came a profound increase in the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and information, which in turn influenced a generation to become much more active in politics and other affairs which affected them, t ...
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Literary Utopian Societies - 1,672 words
The vision of one century is often the reality of the next (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these perfect societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Also, another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thomas 94). But one must realized that the flaws found in utopian societies serve a specific purpose. These faults are used to indicate problems in contemporary society (Eurich 5, Targowski 1). Over the years, utopian societies have been beneficial in setting improved standards for ...
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Comparison Of 1984 And Brave New World - 850 words
A Brave New World is a story about Bernard Marx, who rejects his society because he finds that he is not satisfied with living a controlled life. 1984 is a story about Winston who finds forbidden love within the restrictions of his society. These books are both in the same genre, so they can be easily compared and contrasted. The main similarities in the two pieces are the topics of the novels, the endings of the books, the nature of the characters, the way history is handled, and the role of science. There are many important differences between the two novels. They are the way the societies perceive sex, the way the books are written, the role of hypocrisy in the societies, the role of drug ...
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Xtc Vs Soma - 653 words
A Brave New World is Aldous Huxleys prediction for six hundred years in the future. In this surreal land everyone belongs to everyone else, and in theory everyone is happy. When any character is unhappy or feeling upset about something they are encouraged to take a drug called Soma. This drug can be compared to modern-day drugs such as Prozac, and the controlled substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better knows as Ecstasy. Soma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World that takes away all the pain and makes you think and feel nothing. All characters in the novel take Soma to, Take a holiday form reality whenever you like, and come back without so mush as a headache or ...
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Technopoly By Postman - 1,392 words
Neil Postman takes a pessimistic view of technology and its future in his book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Upon first reading of the title, I was prepared for yet another example of meaningless technology bashing. Context-free sentiments such as Kill your TV seem to flow unimpeded from every angle, especially from university faculty/writers. While Postmans delivery is certainly not the Kaopectate required for this problem, it does attempt to provide context and explanation for why society must keep at least one eye open when accepting new technologies. The main point of this book is that society is becoming much too dependent on new technologies. Consequently, Postman ...
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A Clockwork Orange - 1,283 words
A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, is a dark look into a frightful future of violence and social control. The story dives deep into such issues as free will, the illusions of reality, the morality of ethics, and many others. Burgess fills this horrific tale with satire, numerous puns, and above all: irony. A Clockwork Orange is comparable to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Burgess presents us with a philosophical message that we may soon find ourselves faced with. A Clockwork Orange is made up of three parts containing 21 chapters, 21 being the official age of human maturity. It is a stream-of-consciousness novel about, most fundamentally, the fr ...
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Fahrenhiet 451 - 701 words
One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look of a man and his role in society. Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addition to various occupations and technological advances, to show what life could be like if the future takes a drastic turn for the worse. He turns man's best friend, the dog, against man, changes the role of public servants and changes the value of a person. In Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag, the main character, is able to see through the government and the official policies of his society. He does so by gradually beginning to question certain aspect of society which most simply accept as fact. Montag' ...
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