A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

1684 Words7 Pages
A perfect society is always an ideal dream of the human mind. Peace, love, and education are intertwining parts of a perfect society or, a utopia. This idea is not always the case in an imperfect world and is usually only a hopeful dream. These types of worlds can greatly be described in detail through the world of science fiction. Aldous Huxley was an English writer who lived during a time when war and chaos were engulfing the world. His works reflect his view and thoughts on a dystopia, which is a false utopia, and describes what could occur in possible governments of the world. The ability to understand and dive into the thoughts of the author is what makes world literature such an important aspect in literature. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, depicts the horrors of a futuristic dystopia based on his society and significant aspects of his life, while leaving his mark on literature, as one of the most controversial and influential writers of the twentieth century. Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Surrey, England. He was the third son of Dr. Leonard Huxley and Julia Arnold. His father was a teacher, editor, and writer, while his mother stayed home and took care of the family. (“Aldous Huxley” Magill pg. 952). His two older brothers were Julian and Trevenen and his younger sister was Margaret. (Izzo n. pag.). His family was part of England’s intellectual aristocracy. Also, he took on the nickname of Ogie as a child which meant ogre.

More about A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Open Document