An in depth analysis of brave new world by aldous huxley
Huxley underlines that this rapture is not the same as excitement, because if you're excited, you're still not satisfied.
John is still the Savage, and he has the savage idea that any person can be free; apparently he still can't imagine the real nature of conditioning. He who makes the laws is free to break the laws, he says.
His biographer, Sybille Bedford, says that in he gave the commencement speech at a progressive school in California, where he urged the students not to imitate "the young man of that ancient limerick Huxley mentions but never explains sports that use complex equipment whose manufacture keeps the economy rolling- sports called Obstacle Golf and Centrifugal Bumble-puppy.
Their conversation reveals that the Utopia achieves its happiness by giving up science, art, religion, and other things that we prize in the real world.
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The Director had called a public meeting to announce Bernard's exile, but by greeting the Director as lover and father, respectively, Linda and John turn him into an obscene joke. Huxley wants you to answer that question, too. For example, it starts like a movie, with a long shot of a building- but a "squat" building "only" thirty-four stories high. The Controller acknowledges that stability has none of the glamour or picturesque quality of a fight against misfortune or a struggle against temptation. Huxley mentions television as a feature of the brave new world, anticipating something that became available to the public over 15 years after he wrote this book. His solitude is invaded by Utopians who want to see him suffer, as though it were a sideshow spectacle; when Lenina joins the mob, he kills himself. In the end, he is exiled to Iceland and protests bitterly.
He thinks it absurdly comical that Juliet has a mother and that she wants to give herself to one man but not to another. In the Savage Reservation with Lenina, Bernard meets a woman from London who gave birth to a son about 20 years before.
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The feely shows a black making love to a blonde, which reminds John of Shakespeare's Othello. But the Controller knows that passion is part of the definition of humanity; even in the brave new world people take monthly treatments of Violent Passion Surrogate, which floods their bodies with the same hormone that would flow through them if they felt real fear and rage. The Controller explains that Shakespeare is forbidden both because it's old and beautiful, qualities that might make people turn against the synthetic beauty of the brave new world, and because the people wouldn't understand it. In the Director's story, little Reuben Rabinovitch discovered hypnopaedia by hearing in his sleep a broadcast by George Bernard Shaw, the British dramatist, and sleep-learning it by heart though he knew no English. The building bears a name unlike any you've heard in real life- "Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre"- and the motto of a World State you know doesn't exist. However, Bernard is not in any way systematic. You should be able to figure out that he doesn't-by listening carefully for the tones of voice in which John and Mond speak, especially in their exchange of ideas about God. Yet he is being different; most of the citizens of the brave new world wouldn't dare to do what he's now doing. The babies learn to associate books and flowers with those painful experiences, and turn away from them. Crowds descend from helicopters to witness the spectacle. He is successful in sports, sex, and community activities- all the activities in which Bernard feels he is a failure. His solitude is invaded by Utopians who want to see him suffer, as though it were a sideshow spectacle; when Lenina joins the mob, he kills himself. The Director takes that fact for granted, but Huxley surprises you all the more by letting it sneak up on you. The frenzy takes the members of the group into a dance and the song that is one of the most remembered bits of this book, the parody of a nursery rhyme: Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun, Kiss the girls and make them One. Behaving according to Utopian principles, she sleeps with many of the Indians on the Reservation and never understands why the women despise her or why the community makes John an outcast.
The Director gives you and the students an example of this kind of moral education, a sleep-lesson in class consciousness for Betas. Behaving according to Utopian principles, she sleeps with many of the Indians on the Reservation and never understands why the women despise her or why the community makes John an outcast.
Identical clones will make a stable community, the Director says, one without conflict.
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