A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

545 WordsJan 30, 20182 Pages
In Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” there is a forceful religious connotation. Huxley’s uses of biblical allusions emphasize the inborn necessity of spiritual belief, in even the most neutral society. By assimilating religious references into the population, specific characters, and science, he successfully illustrates the absolute need for the religion in any society The culture of “Brave New World” is full of religious symbolism, indicating the demand for a spiritual belief in a community. As first seen on page 21, this population uses the terms “Ford,” and “ Our Ford Above,” to commend to a position of authority over others. This saying is further followed by the ceremonial action of the “T”, which is similar to the cross, without the upper portion. Another example of how religion is interwoven through the story line is found on page 70. Bernard is present at his weekly solidarity service, during which a group all chants, “I drink to the Greater Being” and then drinks the soma from the “Loving Cup.” Meanwhile, a cup of soma-laced ice cream is passed around the circle. This is very similar to how modern day Christians honor Jesus Christ, by drinking the wine and eating the bread. Huxley successfully exhibits how the necessity for the belief is present in even the most mundane cultures. Next, Huxley uses religious references to show the inherent beliefs in “Brave New World” is liable for the characters nonchalantly playing biblical roles. For instance, Bernard plays the

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