Brave New World And Brave New World

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The 1920’s and the 1930’s brought about many changes in the world such as financial fluctuations and advancements in technology. The novel “Brave New World”, by Aldous
Huxley, and the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains”, by Ray Bradbury, gives an excellent presentation of futuristic elements and how world climate at the time affected how the author perceived the future. Both of these stories paint a picture of a world where technology has advanced to the point that it has negatively affected mankind. Using new historicism, this paper will explore the different ideas and thoughts of the authors and how they got influenced by the historical events happening in their time as well as the developing technologies. This paper will also explore how the two stories, even though written on different decades, are very similar in nature through their views, themes, and the ultimate effect on society.
Huxley writes the novel “Brave New World” in 1931 around the time technology rapidly replaced workers’ jobs and made unemployment rates increase. This caused many people to take any job they could get such as factory work. In the novel, Aldous Huxley describes a future world where every single person is working in a factory and doesn’t have a say rather or not they want to work there. The novel shows Huxley sees the future as alienated and ruled by a “God” who controls every aspect of people's lives. During this time Huxley writes his novel, the
changes going on around him influenced
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