Review Of ' Brave New World '

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Mustafa Niazi Mr. Hadley English 2H August 19, 2015 Novel & Play Review Notes: Brave New World Key Quotation “Everyone belongs to everyone else, after all.” (149) The idea of complete access in Brave New World actually elucidates the confinement in which the citizens of the modern world are living in. Everyone must subject to one another’s desires and motives, seemingly being treated like property. Consequently, the fact that all the members of this society play both the role of master and slave demonstrates that the only individuals with a sense of true freedom are those who regulate the society and control the thoughts of the general population. Title Brave New World hints at many prospects simply regarding the title…show more content…
From the beginning of the novel readers are introduced to a highly advanced yet seemingly dystopian society, based in London. Huxley establishes that the year is A.F. 632 or 2540, commemorating Henry Ford’s production of the Ford Model T in 1908 (A.F. 1). Already, readers begin to understand the role the setting plays in the novel as the new “World State” worship a figure of industrial and technological advancements similar to how people of our time worship God. Huxley further creates a disturbing image by elaborately describing every single detail of this new world, from professions such as Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning to technologies like scent organs and vibro-vacuum massages. This intense emphasis of detail even helps parody our own world. Christianity has the cross, citizens of the World State have their “T”. We would say, “Thank God!”; they say “Thank Ford!”. Consequently, while London enjoys the fruits of these advancements, Huxley describes the savage reservation in New Mexico with the same kind of detail, but keeping an emphasis on the primitive characters of this land. The reservation shares a resemblance to that of an exhibition at a zoo, and partly takes that form as Bernard Marx, one of the protagonists, visits the area to examine and view the inhabitants. In the reservation, Bernard is given a tour of the culture, activities, and people of the reservation. Aside from the natural landscape, readers learn that even the
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