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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley. Brave New World. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.

Brave New World

 

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ALDOUS HUXLEY (1894-1963)
Brave New World

The grandson and brother of eminent biologists, Huxley nevertheless scorned the faith men had put in reason, progress, and science. In his dystopian novel, rather than creating institutions to serve its citizens, society, through a combination of chemistry and brainwashing, moulds the citizens to serve its institutions The work is based on the conflict between humanity’s desire for stability and the individual’s desire for passion and fulfillment. In the Brave New World, poverty, disease, aging, worry, and social unrest have been eradicated along with despair, passion, history, literature, religion, democracy, family and love. By examining a soulless world-state that demands the control of its citizens, Huxley emphasizes the dangers of technology and of scientific experiment, particularly eugenics.

 

 

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