Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

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Aldous Huxley published a Brave New World in 1932 in which he depicts a society in which babies are born in bottles, the concept of an individual cell does not matter as people do not believe in intimacy, science is used as a form of control, subjugation and conditioning, and drugs as well as sex are forms of escaping the horrors of reality. Or as Laurence Brander (1970) put it, “Affection and loyalty are unnecessary, beauty is a synthetic product, truth is arranged in a test tube, hope is supplied in a pill, which by its action annihilates identity.” By linking science, technology, and politics, Huxley predicted that human individuality would wither away . He believed that his book was not only a “satire on contemporary culture, a prediction of biological advances, a commentary on the social roles of science and scientists” but also “a plan for reforming society” . Influenced by events taking place during his lifetime, he anticipated various developments such as World War II. Additionally, his novel was able to prophesize the major themes and struggles that dominate society even today. This review is going to try to show that through the use of a modernized style of writing, allusions, symbolism, specific themes and allegory, and subtle development of his characters the author was able to support his arguments and provide necessary evidence for his reasoning, but it will also further examine why Huxley’s characters might seem too shallow and superficial to be part of a
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