The author´s intentions and criticism We think Aldous Huxley wants to criticise that people who live their life on their own should get respect from the others. They should not be excluded just because they’re different from others. When Bernard and Lenina visit the reservation in New Mexico
Brave New World Aldous Huxley • partly a statement of ideas ( expressed by characters with no more depth than cartoon characters) • First three chapters present most of important ideas or themes of the novel • Director of Hatcheries and conditioning explains that people are breed
between science, religion &technology in Brave New World
The novel Brave
New World”, written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley is about a dystopian
set six hundred years in the future,
and its developments. Furthermore it describes a future world ruled
Brave New World
A dystopain novel by Aldous Huxley
Table of content
2.What is dystopia?
3.2 Reasons and influences behind „Brave New World“
4.Dystopian elements in Brave New World
In order to understand why Aldous Huxley’s „Brave new World“ is called a dystopian novel, one has to know the characteristics of a dystopian society. With the purpose of answering the question „Why is Brave new World a dystopia?“ this GFS intends to build up a general knowledge and purpose of dystopias, as well as background knowledge about the author and the time period in which he lived in.
Finally, dystopian elements featured in „Brave new World“ will be pointed out and explained in detail with the help of quotes from the book itself. By the end of the GFS, one should be able to recognize the characteristics of dystopian fiction featured in „Brave New World“ and have an understanding of the purpose it serves, as well as the intentions of the author in writing it.
2.What it dystopia?
The foundation of dystopian literature, as well as the origin of the word itself, is the idea of utopia. Derived from the greek, utopia can be translated into „no place“ and can be defined as a place or state of ideal perfection in respect of government, laws and social conditions.
When Thomas Morus wrote a book about an island with these exact conditions in 1516, he named it „Utopia“. At the time ,the thought of it becoming true seemed far away and nearly impossible. Over the course of time, new discoveries and advances raised hope of finally reaching a real life utopia. Those hopes were crushed, when the consequences of progress turned out to cause more problems which had to be solved.
This inspired artists and authors to question the idea of „utopia“. Many authors lived through failed hopes of real life utopias and expressed their experiences and fears in their work. Jonathan Swift’s „ Gulliver’s travel’s“ can be counted as the first dystopian book.
The word dystopia is derived from the greek as well and can be translated into „bad place“ as it opposes the meaning of utopia. A dystopia is a futuristic universe in which an illusion of a perfect society is maintained by oppression and totalitarian control. It criticizes current trends, norms or political systems and uncovers the illusion of an ideal world by pointing out its flaws.
Dystopian literature or film can be seen as a reflection of contemporary fears and worries of the time they are written or produced in. It also serves as a mean .....[read full text]
Although Adolf Hitler hadn’t become the Fuerer until 1933, Germany already had nationalist parties when Aldous Huxley wrote„Brave New World“ in 1931. By observing these political changes around the world, Huxley saw citizens being stripped of freedom and governments forcing them into an ideology where the community and state stand above the individual.
The issue of loosing individuality and freedom to the government is discussed in „Brave new World“, so one can assume Huxley was influenced by those real life events.
Industrialization and a growing economy meant more factories, goods and the need to consume them. When Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company released the T-model, which was the first car put together on an assembly line. The era of mass production was born and high demand for the product was needed.
The industry influenced people to become consumers to boost the economy. Being materialistic and consuming grew in being the top pri.....