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Brave New World Notes on Imperialism
Imperialism~Its Definitions “Acquisition by a government of other governments or territories, or of economic or cultural power over other nations or territories, often by force. Colonialism is a form of imperialism” (Hirsch 95). Britain was renown for this practice~especially in Africa, Japan, and India during the reign of Queen Victoria ( ).
How it Pertains to BNW Note the role of the government in BNW The imposed caste system The hypnopaedic lessons on society/mores/views (a.k.a. propaganda) The prevailing ideology~”glad I’m not an Epsilon…” Note how when Lenina is told if she were of another caste, then she’ be talking trash about the other (including hers) castes just as well.
Textual Evidences of Imperialism in Brave New World (1932) “…and we looked at the savages…” (Huxley 96). Extremely common for any invading country to refer to natives as savages (Hollywood did this repeatedly in its early twentieth century westerns! So, you could say imperialism does not exist merely in novels and texts.) Just because people may dress totally contrary to what you wear, or dance, eat, work, play, et`c. totally different than you, it doesn’t meat these people aren’t civilized. They have a civilization~it’s just different than yours. Vocabulary ~solecism~a blunder, or mistake in speech
Can You Find a Scholarly Article on Imperialism in Brave New World ? Here’s all you do: Go to CSUB Home Page Click on Walter Stiern Library Click on Research Databases Scroll down to JStor Type in Imperialism in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Navigate around until you find a scholarly journal that offers up an interesting article title and see if that is the one you want Found in Translation. Taking one paragraph, paraphrase it, and add your own analysis. I doubt if you can copy and paste the paragraph text, so just print out ONE PAGE of your research, type up about ten to twelve lines of text in the left column, turn into the walking talking thesaurus for the middle column as you determine which synonyms will work best for your middle paraphrased column~don’t forge the MLA!!!!! Finally, in the third column, do your literary analysis of the text. What do you think is going on in the writer’s heart, mind, soul? What are the author’s intentions? What is the author’s motive for saying what he/she is saying? If you cannot begin this last analytical column any other way, begin with these three words: I think that…