What could be one type of literary criticism for Brave New World?
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Eco-criticism is a fairly new form of criticism that interprets how nature and the environment are treated in literature. Looking at the World State from an eco-critical perspective, we might focus on this state's patterns of consumption. This would involve, first, studying Brave New World in its historical context. The novel was written around 1930: Was there any awareness of environmentalism or ecological damage at that time? Second, how might the average person's divorce from nature in the World State be a symptom of that society's ill health or dehumanization? You might think of Lenina's fright at hovering over the ocean with Bernard in a helicopter or the effects of conditioning Delta children to fear and loathe flowers. Is there something fundamentally amiss in a society so cut off from nature? This, of course, could be extended to the...
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