Analysis of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Essay

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a novel about the future of the world being a dystopian society in which the populous is kept ignorantly complacent. What makes this book unique is not that it is a book about what the future will bring, but that it is an indirect source of the cost of what such a future entails. Huxley also has a feverish use of reader assumption, often leaving readers to guess the outcome of situations through description and well placed hints. Lastly, Huxley seems to have a pension for being exact in both percentages that are used by characters for information in the story and how he writes, he likes to have control of what exactly his words inspire.
Brave New World is an interesting book in and of itself for
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When Huxley writes he rarely gives you the ending to anything often leaving hints at what it is but never out right telling us what happens. This happens in multiple places the first noticeable one being Bernard’s self-service scene “In their blood-coloured and foetal dark- ness the dancers continued for a while to circulate, to beat and beat out the indefatigable rhythm. “Orgy-porgy ...”’ (Huxley, CH5), here in this scene first the people are singing, then drinking from a cup, then dancing in rows, then they’re not dancing anymore. However Huxley isn’t actually referring to dancing in this scene he uses it as a proxy for saying they had an orgy, because writers don’t just come out and say that their characters are currently copulating (unless your Walt Whitman). There are two other very important time where this happens one after another in the last chapter of the book it is implied both that Lenina has sex with John or at least with someone “Then suddenly somebody started singing “Orgy-porgy” and, in a moment, they had all caught up the refrain and, singing, had begun to dance. Orgy-porgy, round and round and round, beating one another in six-eight time. Orgy-porgy ...”, and that John dies. “Just under the crown of the arch dangled a pair of feet. “Mr. Savage!”’ The last important part of the book comes in exactness both scientifically and how Huxley himself is exact in this technique, it is

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