Brave New World Analysis

  • Brave New World depicts a dystopian future where the World Controllers brainwash, clone, and pacify citizens in the name of "the greater good." This raises important questions about power, class, and social inequality, forcing readers to think about whether state interests are more important than individual freedom.
  • Huxley took the title of the novel from Shakespeare's The Tempest, in which the naive Miranda is suddenly introduced to the world after years of growing up on a remote island. In her surprise and wonder, she says, "O brave new world, That has such people in ’t!"
  • Aldous Huxley tackles many important moral issues in Brave New World, including: the dangers of technological innovation, the social and scientific implications of human cloning, and the threat that unchecked political power poses to the world. He intended the novel to serve both as a satire of modern society and a warning of the dangers that lie ahead. 

Literary Style

Point of View
Huxley tells the story of Brave New World in a third-person, omniscient (all-knowing) voice. The...

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