Brave New World Analysis

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When Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World, he started to realize how “Outdoor play has been steadily decreasing for North American children” (Let Kids Be Kids: Using Adventure and Nature to Bring Back Children’s Play). The desire to play outside has been decreasing for years now, and a primary reason behind this issue is technological advancements. As a result, Huxley incorporated many futuristic technological advancements in his dystopian novel. Aldous Huxley predicts that more people will turn away from nature and become more involved with technology.

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The controllers composed certain rules for all the castes, and one they came up with was doing away with the love of nature. The controllers declared, “A love of nature keeps no factories busy. It was decided to abolish the love of nature” (Huxley 23). The controllers abolishing the love of nature in the castes shows Huxley predicting people turning away from nature and becoming more involved with technology. Huxley also aknowledged the love of nature does nothing for factories or businesses because of all the technological advancements.
Bernard wanted to walk, talk, and observe by the sea with Lenina. Lenina thought this was strange and did not want to go with Bernard, but did anyway. When they were by the sea, Bernard just wanted to watch and listen to the sea in peace, but Lenina could not do it. She responded to this by saying, “Let’s turn on the radio. Quick” She goes on to say, “…I don’t want to look”

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