What sort of mood does Huxley try to create in this book? How does he accomplish this?

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Brave New World is a comedy.  He uses several devices of comedy to achieve this novel of ideas:

situational irony: he presents two extreme worlds in sharp contrast (the utopia of the Brave New World and the dystopia of the Savage Reservation).

satire: the novel is a mix of parody and satire in order to hold up a mirror to human weakness and folly.  Huxley creates a "worst case scenario" in order to show the downfall of human

caricature: Huxley uses real people and distorts their beliefs.  Henry Ford becomes a god, and Vladimir Lenin becomes a good-looking nurse (Lenina), all as means of showing how pride and folly distorts us all.


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