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* EvilLuddite: Downplayed but as Mustapha said the World government stopped doing real science and invention for years. They arbitrarily assumed this scientific level is optimal and everything else will ruin their society so any attempt at real science will lead either to exile or bribery so they stop.



* PunchClockVillain: Mustafa Mond actually really likes Shakespeare, pure science and religion, but he has to refuse all of these, because his job to provide happiness for the people demands this.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Free thinkers are just asked to leave the society and go to an island where they can be themselves. Mond admits it's simply because there is plenty of free space so no point executing malcontents.
* PunchClockVillain: Mustafa Mond actually really likes Shakespeare, pure science and religion, but he has to refuse all of these, because his job to provide happiness for the people demands this.


* DramaticIrony: The narration reveals early that Lenina is naturally inclined toward monogamy, but is peer-pressured into casual dating by society. The men she falls for also tend to be unconventional thinkers and social outcasts, and she commits a minor taboo by dating "undesirable" men instead of the kind of vapid, popular men society thinks she ''ought'' to go for. However, un-privvy to this information, the men she does fall for (Bernard, John) assume she's just another stupid, vapid, shallow, blindly conforming slut like all the other girls in society.

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* DramaticIrony: The narration reveals early on that Lenina is naturally inclined toward monogamy, but is peer-pressured into casual dating by society. The men she falls for also tend to be unconventional thinkers and social outcasts, and she commits a minor taboo by dating "undesirable" men instead of the kind of vapid, popular men society thinks she ''ought'' to go for. However, un-privvy to this information, not realizing this, the men outcasts she does fall for (Bernard, John) assume she's just another stupid, vapid, shallow, blindly conforming slut like all the most other girls in society.woman of the setting.


* LoveAtFirstSight: John for Lenina. Must come from reading so much Shakespeare. [[spoiler:Deconstructed when he gets to know the real girl herself, not the idealized version he created in his head.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: John for Lenina. Must come from reading so much Shakespeare. [[spoiler:Deconstructed when he gets to know the real girl herself, not the idealized version he created in his head.]]


* PopCultureOsmosis: The book was famously referenced at the end of ''Film/DinnerAtEight''.


* DramaticIrony: The narration reveals early that Lenina is naturally inclined toward monogamy, but is peer-pressured into casual dating by society. The men she falls for also tend to be unconventional thinkers and social outcasts, and she commits a minor taboo by dating "undesirable" men instead of the kind of vapid, popular men society thinks she ''ought'' to go for. However, un-privvy to this information, the men she does fall for (Bernard, John) assume she's just another stupid, vapid, shallow, blindly conforming slut like all the other girls in society.



* HiddenDepths: Lenina is naturally inclined towards monogamy despite polyamory being enforced by society, tends to feel attracted to unconventional thinkers and social outcasts despite being her society's ideal woman (outwardly pretty and vapid), is ''fascinated'' by the prospect of seeing the reservation instead of being too repulsed to go like most of her peers (betraying at least some intellectual curiosity). She's also one of the few characters who woke from their sleep-induced conditioning as a child, but due to bad luck the she was instead frightened by the ghostly whispers in the night that only the pleasant dreams of socially-imposed platitudes provided, so the ''real'' reason she resists breaking out of the happiness machine is not lack of intellectual ability like Bernard or John suspect, but deep-seated, conditioned (unintentionally) childhood trauma.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Bernard towards women. He can't stand that most pretty girls don't want to have him because he's unattractive, yet he can't stand having unattractive women. He scowls and seethes over how [[JustForPun "Alpha" men]] view women like Lenina as meat, assuring himself that ''he'' appreciates her personality; yet the only reason he likes her is because of her physical beauty and ''not'' her mind (such as it is). Finally, while he raged against the objectification of women by society's mandated casual dating culture when he himself couldn't score a date, the second he becomes popular due to knowing John the Savage he wastes no time banging as many hot chicks as possible (having, at this point, forgotten all about Lenina).



* LoveAtFirstSight: John for Lenina. Must come from reading so much Shakespeare.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: John for Lenina. Must come from reading so much Shakespeare. [[spoiler:Deconstructed when he gets to know the real girl herself, not the idealized version he created in his head.


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* LustObject: Lenina to every man she meets, naturally. Played with in that while Bernard and John assure themselves that their feelings toward her are ''not'' base, but emotional and transcendental, it quickly becomes clear that they're only drawn to her because of her good looks, and pour all their ideals of what a woman should be into her, and become frustrated when she fails to play along. They want to see her pure and chaste so they can enjoy sex with her later, damnit! (It's no fun banging her if she's loose, casual, and enjoys sex as much as them!)

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* ShoutOut: Many of the sexual mores described in the book, such as the undesirability of bonding too closely with one sexual partner and the sexual initiation of minors, resemble those of the 19th century [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community Oneida Community]].


* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Bernard does this a lot.
** JustifiedTrope. Since the Brave New World is a totalitarian society, every facet of society and people's lives are manipulated by the state, making Bernard [[GenreSavvy right in thinking this way]].

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* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Bernard does this a lot.
** JustifiedTrope. Since
lot. {{Justified|Trope}}, since the Brave New World is a totalitarian society, every facet of society and people's lives are manipulated by the state, making Bernard [[GenreSavvy right in thinking this way]].way.

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* GreekLetterRanks: One of the TropeCodifiers. People are genetically engineered and designed to fit into castes ranging from Alpha (the best and brightest) to Epsilon (simple-minded workers for the simplest jobs).

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* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: {{Enforced}} by the society. Children play erotic games, adults have many partners, and abstaining is viewed as morally wrong.


* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The caste uniforms.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The caste uniforms. Alphas wear grey (black in the film), Betas wear white (blue in the film), Gammas wear green, Deltas wear khaki, and Epsilons wear black.


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* ICanChangeMyBeloved: Bernard and Lenina's relationship contains heavy undertones of this on both sides, and Lenina also later gets into a bit of this with John. In ends horribly for all involved parties in both cases.


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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: John towards Lenina, big time. He tries and tries to hold her above the standards of the society, but when confronted with damning evidence that no, she really is ultimately a lot like everybody else, he lashes out angrily and cuts off all contact with her, [[spoiler: and ultimately beats her in a violent rage when she tries to visit him at the lighthouse at the end of the book]].


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

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* ForHappiness: In a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] 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 non-damaged brains and therefore are smart enough to realize how childish their pleasures are means are, meaning they have to put more effort into being childish childish, and tries sending Bernard away for not doing it.



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

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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.



* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Lower-caste fetuses are deliberately poisoned with alcohol (and deprived of oxygen) to make them stupid and weak. Notably, this was before alcohol was proven to actually be a poison to fetuses or nursing infants.

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* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Lower-caste fetuses are deliberately poisoned with alcohol (and deprived of oxygen) to make them stupid and weak. Notably, this was before alcohol was proven to actually be a poison to fetuses or nursing infants. It had been theorized though, and apparently Huxley ran with that.


* 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.

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* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: The World State is an exaggerated version of [[EagleLand how conservative Europeans of the 1930s viewed America]]--Awash 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.


* 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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* 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, nobody misses people when they die, 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.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:John tried and fails and ultimately kills himself because of it]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:John tried and tries to get away from civilization, but fails and ultimately kills himself because of it]].

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* OneSteveLimit: Inverted, as there are only a limited number of names for everyone on the planet. Lenina and her best friend share a surname and this is not considered unusual or significant.

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