Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

3236 Words Dec 8th, 2014 13 Pages
Maddie Holm
Dixon-Willden
AP English Literature 12
8 December 2014
Utopia 's Price Tag Many people wonder what it would be like to live in a perfect society; one in which everyone is equal, happy, and virtually living easier lives on a day to day basis. A society is defined as the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community. The perfect society would hold a more ordered community, obviously. However, perhaps this utopian dream could carry a society that hides malicious motives in order to keep up appearances. Aldous Huxley illustrates this idea in his timeless work of science-fiction, Brave New World. Huxley illuminates a malicious government that hides its true motives from an unsuspecting society by using materialistic distractions, the illusion of happiness and productivity, and the idea of perfect equality and balance to mesmerize its inhabitants. Brave New World was written in the early 1930 's and published in 1932, also known as the earlier stages one of the most devastating economic crises that the world has witnessed: The Great Depression. The Great Depression began in 1929 and continued to deprive the industrialized nations for the next twelve years until its end in 1941. Unemployment rates in 1932, according to the University of Illinois 's Department of English, had dropped 25 percent. In other words, about six million employees lost their jobs. Not only did unemployment rates rise drastically, world trade had dropped by more than…
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