Huxley's Brave New World: An Analysis

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Before writing Brave New World, Huxley traveled to America and was troubled of the materialistic ideology and temporary happiness people were indulging in during the Roaring 20s. This influenced Huxley, since the society in the novel were only nourishing themselves with the drug Soma and were only worried in the temporary . This results in the loss of identity since they rely on the drug to be happy and don't want to experience the feelings of pain. And as he grew old, Huxley spent his years in California, “His observations of life in the United States did not in any way make him more optimistic about the condition of the world” (Birnbaum 18). Huxley expressed his distaste in the world and the issues it kept fueling, vividly in Brave New World.

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