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Brave New World

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Jessica Broussard

on 5 December 2014

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Brave New World
TIME-A Dystopian novel written by Huxley in 1932 that is set in the future with evident scientific advancement.
Major Characters
John (the savage)
Minor Characters
The director of hatcheries and conditioning
the father of john the savage. the "judge."
Henry Foster
alpha-plus. happy with his conditioned life.
Fanny Crowne
Lenina's friend.
Assistant Predestinator

A foe of Marx's.
Benito Hoover
Known for being good natured.

Aldous Huxley
Place-Primarily set in London with a temporary shift to New Mexico
son of Linda and the Director
grew up on the reservation
Mustapha Mond
Resident controller for western europe
one of the 10 world controllers
knows the values and the traditions of the old world
Bernard marx
works at the psychology bureau
singled out for his looks and behavior
helps transport the savage to the new world
his behavior is uncharacteristic for someone in the new world
major characters continued
Lenina Crowne
uncommonly pretty
dates foster and marx
violently attacked by the savage
Helmholtz Watson
July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963.
Born in Southern Europe.
his mother died when he was 14.
A few years later, he became ill and was left nearly blind.
received a traditional British upper-class education at Eton College and Oxford University.
Married Maria Nys and moved to Hollywood.
spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.
Maria died in 1955 and Huxley married Laura Huxley the following year.
in his later years he started to use LSD.
diagnosed with cancer in 1960.

lecturer at the college of emotional engineering
Bernard's Bestfriend
john's mother
the director's ex-girlfriend
gets stranded on the reservation
eventually restored to the new world by marx.
No religion but ford is like their "god."
He invented mass production in the 1920's which is the time period of this book. In the book, humans are mass produced.
"We have the world state now. and ford's day celebrations,and community sings, and solidarity services."
"Ford help him!"
He symbolizes all the things that are no longer in the new world. Tragedy, sickness, art of actual meaning, real emotion, and true love.
Also symbolizes everything old and even a little bit difficult to understand that was also given up.
The Savage was silent for a little. "All the same," he insisted obstinately, "Othello's good, Othello's better than those feelies."
"Of course it is," the Controller agreed. "But that's the price we have to pay for stability. You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We've sacrificed the high art.

Science as it Influences Humanity
Dystopian Society
should this be taught in school?
Historical Significance
jessica says : yes, it's a classic but it's satirical
so you can laugh at it, while realizing the dangers science may have in the future.
Constance says: Yes, simply because of the historical content and the great parallels it makes.
Victoria says
Class based society, alpha - epsilon
children are not born but produced in an embryo factory
Bernard Marx and Lenina meet John and his mother Linda while on vacation in new Mexico
Linda had once lived in the technological London but was abandoned on the reservation
John and Linda's arrival back to London causes an extreme disruption in the society
"'Reducing the number of revolutions per minute," Mr. Foster explained. "The surrogate goes round slower; therefore passes through the lung at longer intervals; therefore gives the embryo less oxygen. Nothing like oxygen-shortage to keep an embryo below par." [...] "The lower the caste," said Mr. Foster, "the shorter the oxygen." The first organ affected was the brain. After that the skeleton. At seventy percent of normal oxygen you got dwarfs. At less than seventy eyeless monsters"
Instant gratification the world offers
"Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant."
"And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue-liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny."
World Wars
Stock Market crash of 1929
Beginning of depression
Industrial Revolution
Mass production
Russian Revolution
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