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1 Brave New World Aldous Huxley

2 Brave New World Aldous Huxley

3 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog”

4 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Brother of Julian Huxley, biologist

5 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Brother of Julian Huxley, biologist Eye disease- nearly blind from 17-20

6 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Brother of Julian Huxley, biologist Eye disease- nearly blind from Taught French at Eton- Eric Blair (G. Orwell) was student

7 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Brother of Julian Huxley, biologist Eye disease- nearly blind from Taught French at Eton- Eric Blair (G. Orwell) was student Moved to Hollywood in 1937, wrote for films

8 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Brother of Julian Huxley, biologist Eye disease- nearly blind from Taught French at Eton- Eric Blair (G. Orwell) was student Moved to Hollywood in 1937, wrote for films Always a spiritual seeker, became interested in psychedelic drugs in 1950s

9 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Brother of Julian Huxley, biologist Eye disease- nearly blind from Taught French at Eton- Eric Blair (G. Orwell) was student Moved to Hollywood in 1937, wrote for films Always a spiritual seeker, became interested in psychedelic drugs in 1950s Died same day as JFK and C.S. Lewis

10 Brave New World Brave New World Background

11 Brave New World Brave New World Background Henry Ford The deity of the World State, honored for his development of the assembly line Book takes place in AF (After Ford) 632, or 2540 AD Years are figured from 1908, introduction of the Model T Holy symbol is a T

12 Brave New World Brave New World Background Ivan Pavlov Conditioned dogs to salivate when a bell was rung Pavlov’s techniques are used on babies in BNW

13 Brave New World Brave New World Background Sigmund Freud "Our Freud" is sometimes said in place of "Our Ford" due to the link between Freud's psychoanalysis and the conditioning of humans. Citizens of the World State believe Freud and Ford to be the same person

14 Brave New World Brave New World Background Thomas Malthus British demographer and economist Best known for his highly influential views on population growth Predicted that population would outrun food supply In BNW, women’s contraception techniques are named after Malthus

15 Brave New World Brave New World Background William Shakespeare Title of the book comes from Miranda’s speech in The Tempest"O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beautious mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in't!" Other plays mentioned are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Othello

16 Brave New World Brave New World Background H.G. Wells British science fiction writer (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine) BNW is a satire of his book Men Like Gods, a highly optimistic vision of the future A “Dr. Wells” appears in BNW

17 Brave New World Character Names

18 Brave New World Character Names Bernard Marx George Bernard Shaw, playwright Karl Marx, a German Philosopher famous for The Communist Manifesto

19 Brave New World Character Names Lenina Crowne Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader during the Russian Revolution

20 Brave New World Character Names Polly Trotsky Leon Trotsky, deputy under Lenin during the Russian Revolution

21 Brave New World Character Names Benito Hoover Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy Herbert Hoover, President of the USA at the time the book was written

22 Brave New World Character Names Darwin Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte, the leader of the First French Empire Charles Darwin, author of Origin of Species

23 Brave New World Character Names Herbert Bakunin Mikhail Bakunin, a Russian philosopher and anarchist

24 Brave New World Character Names Mustapha Mond Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic after WWI Alfred Mond, British businessman and politician, founder of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) World Controller (mond is French for world)

25 Brave New World Character Names Primo Mellon Miguel Primo de Rivera, prime minister and dictator of Spain from 1923 until 1930 Andrew W. Mellon, banker

26 Brave New World Character Names Sarojini Engels Friedrich Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto along with Karl Marx

27 Brave New World Character Names Helmholtz Watson Hermann von Helmholtz, German physicist and philosopher, studied physics of perception

28 Brave New World Cultural References

29 Brave New World Cultural References Jazz and Chewing Gum Stereotypically American at the time Emblems of a consumer culture

30 Brave New World Cultural References Flivver Slang term for a cheap, mass-produced car

31 Brave New World Cultural References Pneumatic Used to refer to a particularly enthusiastic female sex partner

32 Brave New World Structure


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