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Societal Norms In Brave New World

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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World explores the concept of change in societal norms, examining whether it is a result of definitive morality, or simply relevancy. Written in 1931, the novel has a backdrop of a rapidly changing society, being recorded following the Roaring Twenties and the start of American Consumerism. This period was a time of social innovation, old values tossed out for being too sentimental and chivalrous. The new era would hold a contemporary way of life, afar from the prudeness of the past. Huxley delves into these ideas throughout the novel, especially in Chapter 17 which is closing in on the end. There lies the debate of morals and ideals between one of the leading protagonists, John and the antagonist, Mustapha Mond.
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