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  • Seminar presentation

    1. 1. Are We Becoming a Brave New World? Alex Champ, Bradie Debes, & Samantha Tomkinson
    2. 2. Introduction to Brave New World
    3. 3. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know?
    4. 4. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters?
    5. 5. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina
    6. 6. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John
    7. 7. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard
    8. 8. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called?
    9. 9. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais
    10. 10. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais What are the 5 castes of the Brave New World?
    11. 11. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais What are the 5 castes of the Brave New World? Gamma
    12. 12. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais What are the 5 castes of the Brave New World? Gamma Delta
    13. 13. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais What are the 5 castes of the Brave New World? Gamma Delta Beta
    14. 14. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais What are the 5 castes of the Brave New World? Gamma Delta Beta Alpha
    15. 15. Introduction to Brave New World What do you remember/know? Who are the 3 main characters? Lenina John Bernard What is the Reservation that Bernard and Lenina visit called? Malpais What are the 5 castes of the Brave New World? Gamma Delta Beta Alpha Epsilon
    16. 16. About Huxley...
    17. 17. About Huxley...Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrely on July 26th,1894When he was 16 he was blind for 18 months from an attack ofkeratitis punctataHuxley died in Las Angeles on November 22nd, 1963His first novel was Chrome Yellow (1921)Some of his novels to follow were Point Counter Point (1928),Do What You Will (1929), The Devils of Loudon (1952), & Island(1962)
    18. 18. Are We Becoming a Brave New World?Google BehaviouralConditioningtry with class
    19. 19. Are We Becoming a Brave New World?Google BehaviouralConditioningtry with class Why we think it is becoming a Brave New World: Inhumane ways of Controlling Living Things Controlled Populations Castes vs. Social Groups Languages are Disappearing Designer Babies More Serious Relationships at a Younger Age Technology Drugs & Alcohol
    20. 20. Inhumane Ways of Controlling Living Things
    21. 21. Inhumane Ways of Controlling Living ThingsIn Brave New World: Use of Soma (Quote: PG 217) Conditioned for roles in the society Train the babies by electrocuting them Threaten them if they misbehave (Quote: PG 134)Today: Deals at stores Bribery Paying money for tasks Using “shock collars” on dogs
    22. 22. Recap!
    23. 23. Recap!“You’re using chocolates as positive reinforcement for what youconsider as correct behaviour”Sheldon decides to take things into his own hands by using positivereinforcement to try and train Penny to behave how he likes, and herewards her with chocolate every time she produces good behaviourLater in the episode Sheldon discovers, “Sex works even better thanchocolate to modify behaviour.”This is another example of how people can control other livingthings
    24. 24. Controlled Populations
    25. 25. Controlled PopulationsIn Brave New World: In Brave New World they produce 96 identical twins by using the Bokanovsky process By doing this they have full control of the population If the population got too high they could burn the bodies (Quote: PG 65)Today: In China, you can mainly only have one child with some exceptions Now the size of families is a lot smaller than it was 60 years ago
    26. 26. Large vs. Small Family Trees
    27. 27. Castes vs. Social Groups
    28. 28. Castes vs. Social GroupsIn Brave New World: In the world state people are divided into the 5 castes They are judged based upon their placing within They are placed in castes based upon their appearance, intelligence, and the role they are to play in the world (Quote: PG 58)Today: People are separated into different social or religious groups based upon their similarities Judged based on your group and ranked in terms of “popularity” Groups have different views on controversial subjects
    29. 29. For Example... Quote: Chapter 4 Page 58
    30. 30. For Example... Quote: Chapter 4 Page 58John, in Brave New World, is anoutsider because he doesn’t followor agree with the rulesBernard is also an example becausehe doesn’t like the way the world isrun and acts differently makinghim an individualToday bullying and not being inthe “cool” social group makes youbecome an outsider which can leadto depression or suicide
    31. 31. Languages are Disappearing
    32. 32. Languages are DisappearingIn Brave New World: Shakespearian language is not allowed to be read or used in speech (Quote: PG 199) The only language we hear in the book is EnglishToday: Country’s native languages are overtaken by foreign languages Foreign are not commonly recognized EXAMPLE!!!
    33. 33. Designer Babies
    34. 34. Designer Babies In Brave New World: Babies are designed according to their caste (personality, intelligence, & appearance) (Quote: PG 99) Today: Babies can now be genetically engineered to meet specifications
    35. 35. More Serious Relationships at a Younger Age
    36. 36. More Serious Relationships at a Younger AgeIn Brave New World: In the garden several hundred naked children are encouraged to participate with erotic play (Quote: PG 29)Today: Children are engaged in relationships at younger ages Sexual play during childhood used to be abnormal (PG 28)
    37. 37. Technology
    38. 38. TechnologyIn Brave New World: Control of reproduction Creation of complex entertainment machines SomaToday: We now have more advanced technology allowing us to accomplish complex tasks
    39. 39. Drugs and Alcohol in Brave NewWorld
    40. 40. Drugs and Alcohol in Brave NewWorld They use soma to help ease their pain and forget about troubles It also helps them to lead happier lives (Quote: PG 229) Pope brought Linda mescal to drink and she became addicted Mescal is like their alcohol
    41. 41. Drugs and Alcohol Today
    42. 42. Drugs and Alcohol Today People use drugs and alcohol to erase pain and suffering in their life Some use it to build self- confidence and relieve stress Others just like the way it feels Teens can feel pressured to participate and is a way to “fit in”
    43. 43. %of First Year High School StudentsWho Have Tried Drugs or Alcohol Alcohol Drugs Yes Yes No No 29% 26% 71% 74%
    44. 44. Interactive Activity Turn your clicker on by holding the power button Search for classes to join Log in to class 206 Wait for the quiz to begin
    45. 45. In Conclusion...
    46. 46. In Conclusion...We are becoming like a Brave New World because of many contributingfactors: Inhumane ways of Controlling Living Things Controlled Populations Castes vs. Social Groups Languages are Disappearing Designer Babies More Serious Relationships at a Younger Age Technology Drugs & Alcohol

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