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Brave New World

Hypnopaedia is teaching children in their sleep. As children in the World State have no parents, they all live in dormitories. Every night they hear repetitions of the ideas that the state wants...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 11:19 am UTC

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Brave New World

Huxley takes the title Brave New World from Shakespeare's The Tempest. The title is apt because John the Savage knows Shakespeare by heart and quotes him often. When John says "oh brave new world...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018 10:30 pm UTC

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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley's Solidarity Service in Chapter Five is a parody of the "feel-good" emotive services that some churches hold to promote religious "experiences": During this service, the congregation...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2010 11:42 am UTC

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Brave New World

Bokanovsky's Process involves splitting a single embryo into anywhere from eight to 96 identical embryos, each of which will grow into an identical human being. When one of the students asks what...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016 7:23 pm UTC

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Brave New World

Children engage in erotic play because it teaches them to equate sex with meaningless fun. Sex plays a very different role in the modern society than it does in ours. To them, motherhood and birth...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2016 5:28 pm UTC

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Huxley utilizes symbolism in his novel by depicting Henry Ford as a symbolic religious figure and deity who resembles Christ. In the World State, technology and manufacturing are supreme, and Henry...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 5:16 pm UTC

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Brave New World

In Brave New World, the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre is the site of all reproduction of human life. There ova are kept at "blood-heat" and sperm frozen. Once the ova are...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2017 9:06 am UTC

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These quotes are repeated over and over at night until they are conditioned into people, especially betas like Lenina. The World State relies on high levels of consumption to support its industry,...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 6:14 pm UTC

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Brave New World

The culture in Huxley's Brave New World demands that no one participates in monogamous relationships. Everyone is supposed to date and sleep around, but at the beginning of the book, Lenina has...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020 9:30 pm UTC

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Brave New World

The Director of the Hatcheries gave the students a tour of the institution and explained the activities that took place in the different departments. The centre was basically a human reproduction...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 12:01 pm UTC

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Brave New World

John the Savage is a rare person indeed when it comes to the dystopian society depicted in Brave New World: he is someone who actually has principles and lives by them irrespective of the...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2020 11:19 am UTC

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Brave New World

Each caste in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is distinguished by the color of its work clothes. In order of caste from lowest to highest, Epsilons dress in black, Deltas wear khaki, Gammas wear...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2014 11:32 pm UTC

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Brave New World

For the most part, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a dark satire about the misuse of science in a society, and at times a parody of evangelical revivals and virtual reality films; however, there...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011 7:33 am UTC

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Brave New World

Central to the continued functioning and social order of the World State, all of society operates through a very strict hierarchy quite akin to a caste system. Identified by corresponding letters...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2020 4:54 am UTC

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Brave New World

A Neo-Pavlovian is a conditioning room where the babies in their different categories are conditions to fit into their life roles in the new world. Each set of babies belong to a specific group and...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2015 3:02 pm UTC

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Brave New World

In Chapter 17 of "Brave New World," the Savage defiantly tells Mustapha Mond, 'But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2009 9:11 pm UTC

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Let's start by stating some simple, surface level similarities. Both characters are male, and both are bred Alpha males. That means both men have been designed and conditioned to be top tier...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2017 7:13 pm UTC

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The opening chapter of Huxley’s Brave New World is set in a human hatchery. “A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2015 9:08 pm UTC

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Brave New World

The classes in Brave New World are named after the first five letters of the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon. Within these five categories, we hear pluses and minuses...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019 1:19 am UTC

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John feels emotions deeply, as he has been influenced to do so both by his "savage" culture and his immersion in Shakespeare. He loves both his mother and Lenina in a conflicted, suffering way....

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 1:55 pm UTC

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One might assume John the Savage and Bernard Marx would get along well. Both hate the shallow hedonism of the World State, particularly in regards to art and love. When his co-workers talk about...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020 12:18 pm UTC

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Because the World State wishes to minimize discomfort while maximizing happiness and security, people are taught to view death casually. The society has no funerals, no grieving, and no cemeteries....

Latest answer posted November 16, 2018 12:15 pm UTC

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Brave New World

When Bernard and Lenina visit the Savage reservation, they watch a religious ceremony. The people first bring out painted images of an eagle and of Jesus nailed to the cross. In the ceremony, a...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2017 9:26 am UTC

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Brave New World

In Huxley's celebrated novel Brave New World, Bernard Marx is an Alpha-Plus who is treated as an outcast in the World State because of his appearance and personality. Bernard Marx is significantly...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 2:15 pm UTC

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Bernard and Helmholtz are expelled from society and sent to live on an island for two, twin reasons. Primarily, they joined the Savage in fomenting a rebellion and disturbing the peace....

Latest answer posted December 11, 2015 4:27 pm UTC

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One significant difference is that the two highest castes - Beta and Alpha - are not mass-produced, and thus have a degree of individuality. That individuality extends, logically, to physical...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

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John the savage is ridiculed by the larger new world population for his beliefs with regards to issues such as monogamy. On the other hand, Bernard is ridiculed about his beliefs with regards to...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 11:07 am UTC

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Brave New World

It is ironic that only a handful of the people in the brave new world would understand the title of the book, or be familiar with the source of the quotation which provides it. When John the Savage...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2020 8:07 am UTC

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Brave New World

Soma is a kind of opiate in Brave New World that causes people to feel happy so that they don't concentrate on the reality that they live in a dictatorship. Soma is described as having “all the...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2016 1:19 am UTC

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Brave New World

The final section of Chapter 18 in Brave New World describes how the helicopter pilots uncover John the Savage's body in the lighthouse: Just under the crown of the arch dangled a pair of feet....

Latest answer posted April 8, 2010 1:57 am UTC

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Brave New World

The Bokanovsky process is important for social stability as envisioned in the novel Brave New World. The purpose of this process was to enable the government to control the population and the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2015 11:37 am UTC

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Brave New World

Bernard, an Alpha plus, is running late and has to rush to the Solidarity Service in chapter five. When he arrives, he is relieved not to be the last one there, which underlines how important...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2016 5:19 pm UTC

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A story that centers on a dystopian environment is one that is opposite to a utopian environment, or a perfect or ideal society. The dystopian environment is a society that lacks harmony, is...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2009 6:57 am UTC

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Brave New World

Obstacle Golf, like Escalator Squash, is an example of a complex sport created primarily for the purpose of keeping factories busy producing parts for it. As the Director explains, all sports are...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 2:08 am UTC

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Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a novel that is about a scientific utopia, an ideal state in which everything is done for the good of the society, where evils such as war and poverty cannot...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2011 3:04 pm UTC

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Freemartins are the 70 percent of females in the World State in Brave New World who are neutered as embryos by being given male hormones. Freemartins don't produce eggs and so can't give birth. Of...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 1:42 am UTC

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The traditional family unit is non-existent in the technologically advanced, futuristic World State, and each citizen is dedicated to their specific role in advancing their society. In the World...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 11:52 am UTC

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Brave New World

Throughout the novel, there are many different aspects of the dystopian World State that resemble elements of modern society. Aldous Huxley uses these similarities in a satirical manner to provide...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 10:59 am UTC

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When John refuses to come to the party, or even to open the door to Bernard, at the beginning of chapter 12, the only reason he gives for not wanting to attend is that he has always done so before....

Latest answer posted June 20, 2020 4:32 am UTC

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In Brave New World, the mass consumption of products is necessary to maintain social stability. In this case, the Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons were originally conditioned to like flowers so that...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2012 5:43 am UTC

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Bernard Marx's life dramatically changes after he returns from the Savage Reservation with John "The Savage." Upon his return, Bernard becomes an instant celebrity and suddenly experiences what it...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2019 6:50 pm UTC

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Brave New World

Lenina is a beta. People in the novel are divided into five castes, based primarily on intelligence. The alphas are the most intelligent caste, and as the Greek letters indicate, each caste...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

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Both men are in some sense rebels, disbelievers in the ethic of the Society. Helmholtz, however, is more of a rebel by choice than Bernard, who seems at times to have had the character of a...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 7:01 am UTC

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Helmholtz says that Shakespeare was an excellent propaganda technician, but his society was more interesting so he had more to write about. John, who grew up on a reservation and is referred to as...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2016 5:45 pm UTC

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In chapter 12, Helmholtz was in trouble for sharing a rhyme with his class; the rhyme was challenging the student’s conditioning. He narrated the rhyme to John who thought it better to share his...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2015 2:50 pm UTC

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Brave New World

In the eNotes summary of BNW (link given), you can read what's happening in that ritual with the boy. He's being whipped to draw blood that's then being put on snakes for a sacrifice to their...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2009 8:27 am UTC

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Ironically, religion in "Brave New World" has not been eradicated: it has been changed. When Mustapha Mond speaks to John the Savage, he mentions John Henry Cardinal Newman, an Anglican clergyman...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2009 12:48 am UTC

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The Director speaks "sententiously," which means in a very pompous and moralizing way. He is addressing a group of students from his superior position in society, telling them how it is, in a way...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2019 6:29 pm UTC

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In Brave New World sex has been decoupled from love and childbearing. It is engaged in purely for fun. Children are encouraged to start exploring sex at a young age, such as six or seven, and the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016 9:51 pm UTC

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There are at least two places in Brave New World where you can find this. In general, the answer is that the adults expose the children to death early and often. They also make sure that the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2013 4:40 pm UTC

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