Brave New World-Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Introducing the story of Brave New World by: Aldous Huxley.

about Brave New World:

Brave New World is considered by most experts to be the best work in the field of science-fiction, as George Orwell’s famous novel “1984” has been rated lower than it. In this novel, Huxley takes us to a world in which a single state rules the whole world.

The reception of this novel at its publication was primarily negative. and very few understood the novel’s philosophical implications. Many schools and libraries all over the world banned the novel.

Others, however, are still influenced by the novel’s take on dystopia, which forces the reader to ponder. for example  In a perfect world with no poverty, sickness, or sadness, what is society missing? This question and the answers provided by Huxley in this novel are, perhaps, the reason the novel continues to resonate.

About the author:

Aldous Huxley (1894-1964) English philosopher, writer and poet is one of the most influential literary and intellectual figures of the mid-twentieth century. He after graduating, taught for a while and then started writing during a trip to Italy.

Huxley became one of the most famous English storytellers and biographers after writing several of his works. His most famous novel is The Brave New World, written in 1932, set in London in the 26th century. The title of the novel is taken from a part of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”.

Huxley was one of the pioneers of modern literature in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a humanist, pacifist and satirist. Later, spiritual subjects such as meta-psychology, philosophical mysticism in particular, and universalism also became his interests.

summary:

It’s incredible and frightening novel about the world of future. The events of this novel take place in the year 2540 in the city of London. The author depicts an utopia in which genetic engineering led to the creation of humans with predetermined characteristics.

In this world, rebirth (birth from the womb) and the idea of ​​having parents, like belief in God and religion, is ugly and shameful. There are no families now, words as “mother” or “father” are now rude ones. and the God – is Henry Ford.

In this world, citizens are sorted as embryos to be of a certain class. These classes, in order from highest to lowest, are Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon. The Alphas are bred to be leaders, and the Epsilons are bred to be menial labourers.

This story is about an extraordinary man Bernard Marx, who decided to visit one of that small places where still no “civilization” and people live there like thousand years ago.

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