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Topics for Further Study

(Novels for Students)

  • Research Henry Ford’s development of the modern assembly line for producing Model T automobiles. Compare his ideas about efficient manufacturing and factory management to the Controller’s philosophy of creating humans in factories.
  • Compare and contrast the values of the Indians on the Zuni reservation with those of the Londoners in Huxley’s novel.
  • Discuss Huxley’s views of class as revealed in Brave New World, and compare his fictional class system with those of real-life societies, such as Victorian England and modern India.
  • Research the scientific process of cloning plants and animals and compare your findings with Huxley’s description of the “Bokanovsky Process”; discuss the social implications of cloning.