History Literature / BraveNewWorld

4th Jul '17 2:03:48 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: The World State is an exaggerated version of [[EagleLand how conservative Europeans of the 1930s viewed America]]--Awash in eugenics, New Deal-like state planning, mass consumerism, libertinism, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn atheism]] and mental hygiene, etc.--which has conquered all the world and imposed its values on everyone else. Everyone speaks English, with the French and German languages specifically mentioned as extinct.
17th Jun '17 9:57:41 AM nombretomado
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Huxley has often been accused (including by KurtVonnegut) of plagiarizing ''Literature/{{We}}'' in writing ''Brave New World''. Despite the numerous similarities between the two books, Huxley has always denied this, so compare and contrast the two.

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Huxley has often been accused (including by KurtVonnegut) Creator/KurtVonnegut) of plagiarizing ''Literature/{{We}}'' in writing ''Brave New World''. Despite the numerous similarities between the two books, Huxley has always denied this, so compare and contrast the two.
15th May '17 11:30:39 PM detachableface
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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: One of John's first books was an anthology from William Shakespear, [[SpeaksInShoutOuts he's prone to quoting him.]]

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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: One of John's first books was an anthology from William Shakespear, Shakespeare, [[SpeaksInShoutOuts he's prone to quoting him.]]
9th Apr '17 8:36:43 PM trixus
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* AntiEscapismAesop: Soma is presented as a perfect, non-addictive drug that everyone consumes daily for a delightful euphoric "holiday" with no unpleasant side-effects that might decrease productivity. AndThatsTerrible.

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* AntiEscapismAesop: Soma is presented as a perfect, non-addictive drug that everyone consumes daily for a delightful euphoric "holiday" with no unpleasant side-effects that might decrease productivity. AndThatsTerrible. Although later it's implied that might have a hand with why no one can makes it past sixty, since those that are too old or depressed would just put themselves on permanent holiday until they die.



* CreativeSterility: Art without content or substance is what Helmholtz makes, and it's ultimately why he doesn't like the system.

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* CreativeSterility: Art without content or substance is what Helmholtz makes, and it's ultimately why he doesn't like the system. Mond also reveals scientific research and development has been purposefully halted for years, the authorities gave him a job as one of the world leader to cheer him up.



%%* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Bernard, Henry.]]

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%%* * DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Bernard, Henry.]]]] The whole society was made so you can simply take a pill the moment trouble arise which doesn't lead to especially brave people but those two sticks out.



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

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%%* * ForHappiness: In a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] way.way. It's easier to drug and condition people into thinking they are happy than giving them a choice about what makes them happy. Bernard's boss even points out that Alphas have non damaged brain and therefore are smart enough to realize how childish their pleasures are means they have to put more effort into being childish and tries sending Bernard away for not doing it.



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

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%%* * MyGirlIsNotASlut: Bernard and John, on the other hand...hand don't like that. John takes it really poorly when she tries having sex right away.



%%* OneWorldOrder

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%%* OneWorldOrder* OneWorldOrder: After numerous devastating wars the remaining government allied each other to do one true order and never go through pain ever again.



%%* ReassignedToAntarctica: Well, to Iceland, actually.

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%%* * ReassignedToAntarctica: Well, to Iceland, actually.actually. However Bernard takes revenge on his boss before that happen.



%%* SarcasticTitle

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%%* SarcasticTitle* SarcasticTitle: Everything the new world does is to avoid getting hurt, John even called them out that instead of dealing with hardships they simply gave up by drugging themselves with Soma.
4th Mar '17 11:56:40 AM DisillusionedRalline
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** One big fly in the ointment is that, by present-day standards, much of the sex in the book is rape; [[DeliberateValuesDissonance society has been conditioned to view anyone who refuses sex when propositioned as anti-social]].
21st Feb '17 11:02:13 PM JakesBrain
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Groups of identical cloned people, regardless of how many there are in the group, are always called "twins". [[JustiifiedTrope Justified]], since for instance calling a group of 10,000 "decimilliuplets" would be rather clumsy to say the least.
* BedtimeBrainwashing: This effect uses the proper scientific term, "hypnopaedia." A combination of Pleasant, Troubling and Command (especially Troubling and Command) is used to condition children according to their place in the caste system.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Groups of identical cloned people, regardless of how many there are in the group, are always called "twins". [[JustiifiedTrope [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since for instance calling a group of 10,000 "decimilliuplets" would be rather clumsy to say the least.
* BedtimeBrainwashing: This effect uses the proper scientific term, "hypnopaedia." A combination of Pleasant, Troubling and Command (especially Troubling and Command) is used to condition children according to their place in the caste system. Bernard, who happens to be an expert in the subject, takes a sour sort of pleasure in pointing out whenever someone repeats an aphorism they learned through hypnopaedic induction -- complete with listing off the ages at which they must have heard it.
21st Feb '17 12:48:16 AM Trueman001
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Groups of identical cloned people, regardless of how many there are in the group, are always called "twins". [[JustiifiedTrope Justified]], since for instance calling a group of 10,000 "decimilliuplets" would be rather clumsy to say the least.


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* OnlySixFaces: The Delta and Epsilon classes consist of group of ''thousands'' of identical "twins" grown from a single egg. [[spoiler:Most evident in the scene near the end of the book, where The Savage comes up against the menial staff of the Park Lane Hospital coming off their shift; hundreds of people but only two faces, one male and the other female.]]
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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