Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"
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This paper explains that early 20th century events, such as the Red Scare of 1919 and the Bolshevik Revolution, influenced Aldous Huxley's themes in "Brave New World". The author points out that the government depicted in this book has parallels to communism as clearly shown by the government's production and conditioning of human lives, which directly relates to the fears of communism in the early nineteenth century. The paper suggests that "Brave New World" represents the mass production and consumerism, typical of the capitalist society of England in which Huxley grew up. The paper includes several long quotations.
From the Paper:"The early twentieth century was a time of growing international tensions sparked by the end of World War I, which left the economies of many industrialized nations unstable. New forms of government, such as those seen by Russia's Bolshevik Revolution, were being established and aimed to provide a quick fix to the broken economies. America, built upon democratic principles, was even experiencing its first Red Scare during this time, which can be defined as "A nationwide fear of communists, socialists, anarchists, and other dissidents." "
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Adolf Hitler: The Holocaust." 15 April 2007. <http://www.auschwitz.dk/Hitler.htm>.
- "Aldous Huxley: The Author and his Times." 1995-2007. 15 April 2007. <http://somaweb.org/w/huxbio.html>.
- "Brave New World Monarch Notes." 17 April 2007. <http://www.huxley.net/studyaid/index.html>.
- Burnett, Paul. "The Red Scare." 13 April 2007. <http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/SaccoV/redscare.html>.
- Gill, Kevin. "Biography: Adolf Hitler." Helium. 15 April 2007. <http://www.helium.com/tm/113027>.
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Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" (2007, May 13) Retrieved May 26, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-94973/
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