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Brave New WorldBy Aldous Huxley
All About Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley was born in England in 1894He wrote Brave New World in 1931He moved to the USA in 1937He died on November 22, 1963
Plot SynopsisA satire on a utopian society based on assembly lines.Everybody in the world is happy because they have soma.The main part of the book is about a savage, John, who is alienated by the utopia.
CharactersProtagonist: Bernard MarxI am I, and I wish I werent.(Huxley 35)Antagonist: Lenina Crowne How can you talk about not wanting to be part of the social body?We cant do without anyone! (Huxley 91)
Protagonist: John (The Savage) O brave new world with such people int! It was a challenge, a command. (Huxley 216) I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sinIm claiming the right to be unhappy. (Huxley 246)Antagonist: Mustapha Mond But thats the price of stability. Youve got to choose between happiness and high art. (Huxley 226)Sometimes, I rather regret the science-happiness is a hard master. (Huxley 233)
SettingLondon, EnglandA.F. 623A.F. stands for After Ford, the number of years after he started the assembly line.
ConflictsIndividual versus societyJohn (Savage) versus the utopia O brave new world with such people int! It was a challenge, a command. (Huxley 216)Individual versus selfBernard Marx versus his conditioningBut wouldnt you like to be free in some other wayin your own way; not in everybody elses way? (Huxley 91)
ThemesHappiness is the best thingIt comes at the price of truth.We should not be so materialisticWe need to be happy with who we are.The individual is more important than the state.
ToneThe book is critical of the society presented in itStrongly satirical of the problems in our own society. Omniscient, godlike point of view.
Recommendation and EvaluationIt is a good, classic dystopian novelThis book is very good and rather funny in some parts. The satire makes its point well.