Presentation on theme: "Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Created by Josh Loevy & Jeffrey Zuckerman."— Presentation transcript:
Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Created by Josh Loevy & Jeffrey Zuckerman
All About Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley was born in England in 1894 He wrote Brave New World in 1931 He moved to the USA in 1937 He died on November 22, 1963
Plot Synopsis A satire on a utopian society based on assembly lines. Everybody in the world is happy because they have soma. The main part of the book is about a savage, John, who is alienated by the utopia.
Characters Protagonist: Bernard Marx “I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”(Huxley 35) Antagonist: Lenina Crowne “How can you talk about not wanting to be part of the social body?…We can’t do without anyone!” (Huxley 91) Protagonist: John (The Savage) “ ‘O brave new world with such people in’t!’ It was a challenge, a command.” (Huxley 216) “I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin…I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.” (Huxley 246) Antagonist: Mustapha Mond “But that’s the price of stability. You’ve got to choose between happiness… and high art.” (Huxley 226) “Sometimes, I rather regret the science-happiness is a hard master.” (Huxley 233)
Setting London, England A.F. 623 A.F. stands for “After Ford,” the number of years after he started the assembly line.
Conflicts Individual versus society John (Savage) versus the utopia “ ‘O brave new world with such people in’t!’ It was a challenge, a command.” (Huxley 216) Individual versus self Bernard Marx versus his conditioning “But wouldn’t you like to be free in some other way…in your own way; not in everybody else’s way?” (Huxley 91)
Themes Happiness is the best thingHappiness is the best thing It comes at the price of truth.It comes at the price of truth. We should not be so materialisticWe should not be so materialistic We need to be happy with who we are.We need to be happy with who we are. The individual is more important than the state.The individual is more important than the state.
Tone The book is critical of the society presented in it Strongly satirical of the problems in our own society. Omniscient, godlike point of view.