History Literature / BraveNewWorld

17th Feb '17 6:21:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternativeCalendar: The story starts in 632 AF ("After Ford"), or AD 2540. 1 AF was 1908, the year the Model T came out.



* AlternativeCalendar: The story starts in 632 AF ("After Ford"), or AD 2540. 1 AF was 1908, the year the Model T came out.
9th Feb '17 6:31:36 PM Mdumas43073
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Also, this book is frequently compared to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' as a way of showing the perspectives of the dystopia-esque society. Note that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' shows that [[BigBrotherIsWatching what we fear controls us]], while ''Brave New World'' shows that what we love [[MemeticMutation controls us.]]

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Also, this book is frequently compared to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' as a way of showing the perspectives of the dystopia-esque society. Note that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' shows that [[BigBrotherIsWatching what we fear controls us]], while ''Brave New World'' shows that what we love ''love'' [[MemeticMutation controls us.]]
9th Feb '17 6:30:02 PM Mdumas43073
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21st Jan '17 8:20:47 AM esq263
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* DoubleStandard: It is clear that, in the novel, sexism is still alive and well. Although the nature of the indiscretions have changed, the exposure of a man's indiscretions merely make him a laughingstock, while his female partner, being exposed, is shunned. In addition, the "dirty words" that describe a woman are much more taboo than those that describe a man, to the extent that a government employee censors them when writing official documents.
9th Jan '17 8:39:34 AM thatother1dude
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:John tried and fails and ultimately kills himself because of it]].



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Subverted: [[spoiler:John tried and fails and ultimately kills himself because of it]].
2nd Jan '17 1:51:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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Also, this book is frequently compared to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' as a way of showing the perspectives of the dystopia-esque society. Note that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' shows that [[BigBrotherIsWatching what we fear controls us]], while ''Brave New World'' shows that [[FreudWasRight what we love]] [[MemeticMutation controls us.]]

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Also, this book is frequently compared to ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' as a way of showing the perspectives of the dystopia-esque society. Note that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' shows that [[BigBrotherIsWatching what we fear controls us]], while ''Brave New World'' shows that [[FreudWasRight what we love]] love [[MemeticMutation controls us.]]



* FreudWasRight: InUniverse, as FreudWasRight is practically a ''religious tenet''.
9th Dec '16 5:08:28 PM Prfnoff
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* TwistedEucharist: The Solidarity Services are the Fordist equivalent of the Eucharist. The twelve participants pass around a cup of strawberry ice-cream [[FantasticDrug soma]] and drink to the Greater Being that will subsume them all. The participants are each seated in a circle between two members of the opposite sex, and are expected to pair up in the culminating [[MatingDance "orgy-porgy."]]
21st Nov '16 1:32:09 PM morane
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*** An interesting subversion: in colloquial Finnish, "pneumatics" and "hydraulics" are euphemisms for sex.
1st Nov '16 10:22:41 PM Eagal
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* FalseDichotomy: Mustapha Mond's experiment in equality fails to be an argument against free will because the experiment seems to have been engineered to fail. The people involved in the experiment were Alphas. They not only had a high intelligence that made them efficient at intellectual work, they were conditioned '''all''' their prior life to be happy '''only''' with specific jobs. This ensured civil war, because they were literally brainwashed into being incapable of accepting the menial jobs they were shown. Yet no character points this out. If the experiment involved members of ''all'' castes, except without the caste system being enforced (allowing castes to interbreed, and take different jobs if they wanted to), or the citizens selected for the experiment were adults who were spared conditioning as children, the experiment could probably have succeeded. The "brilliant minds" who became disillusioned with society and were banished to the world's many islands to do as they please (alluded to at the book's end and explored in Huxley's ''Island'') certainly created what could very well be [[TakeAThirdOption a viable alternative]] to "civilization" (with its brainwashing and enforced caste system) and "savage" (poverty- and conflict-ridden) reservations. Thus the presented dilemma between pointless hedonism, civil war, and low-technology reservations, is a false one.
1st Nov '16 10:21:24 PM Eagal
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality or GreyAndGreyMorality: The new world, according to the Savage (and many readers) -- "Mother" is an obscene word, sex is as quick and impersonal as a handshake, and ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' would be considered a comedy. Described In-Universe as an example: When the Savage gets into a discussion with Mond, Mond explains that the reason this world feels so wrong to the Savage is that he is still using the old system of good and evil, as opposed to the modern system of happiness and unhappiness. One of the very few cases in which this trope is done well.
* BreadAndCircuses

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality or GreyAndGreyMorality: BlueAndOrangeMorality: The new world, according to the Savage (and many readers) -- "Mother" is an obscene word, sex is as quick and impersonal as a handshake, and ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' would be considered a comedy. Described In-Universe as an example: When the Savage gets into a discussion with Mond, Mond explains that the reason this world feels so wrong to the Savage is that he is still using the old system of good and evil, as opposed to the modern system of happiness and unhappiness. One of the very few cases in which this trope is done well.
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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Bernard, Henry.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Too many to count.
* DomedHometown

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* ForHappiness: In a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] way.

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* FutureMusic

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Bernard Marx and Linda.

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* IronicEcho[=/=]TitleDrop: "Oh brave new world, that has such people in it."

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* IronicEcho[=/=]TitleDrop: IronicEcho: "Oh brave new world, that has such people in it."



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]LiteraryAllusionTitle: John grew up reading Shakespeare's works, and [[SpeaksInShoutOuts he's often prone]] to [[ShoutOutToShakespeare reading from them]] while in the "[[HappinessIsMandatory happy society]]". Since the book's title comes from ''Theatre/TheTempest'', a Shakespeare work...

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]LiteraryAllusionTitle: LeaningOnTheFourthWall: John grew up reading Shakespeare's works, and [[SpeaksInShoutOuts he's often prone]] to [[ShoutOutToShakespeare reading from them]] while in the "[[HappinessIsMandatory happy society]]". Since the book's title comes from ''Theatre/TheTempest'', a Shakespeare work...



* MachineWorship[=/=]AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: The future society worships Henry Ford. They even set the calendar by him. {{Played with}} inasmuch as "Ford" is a conflation: they simply lump together all those whose inventions and discoveries make their way of life possible. Ford's mechanization and automation policies, Freud's theories of childhood development, etc.

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* MachineWorship[=/=]AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: MachineWorship: The future society worships Henry Ford. They even set the calendar by him. {{Played with}} inasmuch as "Ford" is a conflation: they simply lump together all those whose inventions and discoveries make their way of life possible. Ford's mechanization and automation policies, Freud's theories of childhood development, etc.



* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Bernard and John, on the other hand...

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* OneWorldOrder

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Well, to Iceland, actually.

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* SarcasticTitle

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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: See above ShoutOutToShakespeare.

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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: See above ShoutOutToShakespeare.One of John's first books was an anthology from William Shakespear, [[SpeaksInShoutOuts he's prone to quoting him.]]



* StepfordSmiler: Both more and fewer than you'd think.

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* StepfordSmiler: Both more and fewer than you'd think.%%* StepfordSmiler



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: ''We're'' [[{{Squick}} troubled]]. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance The adults in-story aren't]].

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: ''We're'' [[{{Squick}} troubled]]. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance The adults in-story aren't]].%%* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior



* {{Zeerust}}

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