History Literature / BraveNewWorld

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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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."]]
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