72F. Mr. Fredrick. Advanced English 9 - 7. February 8,

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72F Mr. Fredrick Advanced English 9 - 7 February 8, 2017 Fading Problems Looking back on the life of Aldous Huxley, he portrayed many of his problems in Brave New World. Huxley wrote a work that not only made the reader look upon Huxley’s time, but also make them look at their own and make a connection to see if the reader had similar problems still occurring. Literary devices such as characterization and allusions were used by Huxley to give the reader an idea of what was occurring in Huxley’s lifetime. Throughout Brave New World Huxley expressed three main problems: religion, the role of women in society, and the idolization of a “public/business” figure. The people of Huxley’s era in the Soviet Union underwent a time of Communism…show more content…
Processes such as the assembly line, mass-production, and “giving every one a chance” was depicted through elements of the novel like the Bokanovsky process and assembly line (Davis). Nowadays, idolization is still found with these successful, innovative business figures. Throughout the past decade, figures such as Steve Jobs, co-owner of Apple, had given an “exceptional influence on others” (Phoenix). Even to this day, his work and power “was such a huge inspiration to so many across the world”, and the powerful people would always stand behind him (Phoenix). Consequently, in both time periods, then and now, the idolization of such figures has been present. The concluding concern depicted in Brave New World was the role of women in society during Huxley’s time (Posner). Before the 1920s, women were told that they had to do housework, tend to the children, and not have a job while men did most of the work outside of the house. Throughout the second half of Huxley’s life, a women would be surprised that “many changes would enter her life in the next 10 years” (Benner). With the Great Depression in the United States, “women’s employment rates actually rose” and along with more freedoms such as voting this was a giant leap towards a new perspective on women (Boehm). Today, the “sex-type” working has completely disappeared with the equality of both men and

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