“Brave New World” Short Essay #1….In the reading selection of “Brave New World” had many characters that had their ownlives and problems. Though the one that had experience the rift and becomes a cut offfrom “home”. This would be John who is also the protagonist of this novel. John does notfeel like he belongs in either the “savage world” Indian or “Civilized” World Statebecause he is rejected by both societies. In the Indian society John was abandoned there,therefore he was rejected because he was different. He had straw colored hair, blue eyes,and white complected skin. The Indians were darker as for their eyes and hair as well.Living the reservation just caused him to want a better life and he isolated himself fromothers. John then leaves with a man named Bernard who takes him no London. Thoughgoing to London, he thinks life will be better than then the reservation. John was sadlymistaken because this Brave New World he has gone to is nothing like the way heimagined it. Later on alienating himself once again but in lighthouse to be alone. John hasno escape of his new hidden alienation life and commits suicide. Not only was he cut offfrom his “homes” but of his insanity. John was going insane from reality and values ofthe world he was living in, causing him to hurt himself in the way he did . “Brave New World” Short essay #2In the novel “Brave New World” objects, actions, or events can represent a symbol thatcan express an idea, clarify meaning, or enlarge literal meaning itself. SOMA was amajor factor in the story. The drug soma is used of greatly gratification to control theWorld State’s populace. It is also a symbol of the powerful influence of science andtechnology on society of the World State’s. As a kind of that also represents the use ofreligion to control society by having them believe in Mustapha Mond. It was a way tocontrol the New World and those who went against it were then exiled. Soma wasexpressed in the idea that you must follow of what you are told those of higher power.The clarify meaning of how it made you feel. It made you feel good but it shortened youryears of living. Though they saw it as “immeasurable durations it can give you out oftime. Every soma-holiday is a bit of what our ancestors used to call eternity." Somaclouds the realities of the present and replaces them with happy hallucinations, and isthus a tool for promoting social stability.
Dystopian Elements“Brave New World” was a organized, run a certain way place in London. Things weredifferent and ran a certain way then the World now in 2011. In London it was ran wherescience and technology was like their God then God himself, there was no religiousthought. Elements that were used in this Dystopian world was the drug of Soma. Somaclouds the realities of the present and replaces them with happy hallucinations, and isthus a tool for promoting social stability. Due to control the populace of World State’s.Another is the truth and happiness of the ones who live there. That is how soma comesinto play. It seems clear enough from Mond’s argument that happiness refers to theimmediate gratification of every citizen’s desire for food, sex, drugs, nice clothes, andother consumer items. Technology and Science played a part in this dystopian setting, Astechnology increases, the use for humans being able to work decreases leaving anoverwhelming amount of depression and sorrow among humans. Therefore, a way tocontinue the production of technological findings and bringing up humans from day oneto accept their unhappiness as normal and continue living the way they are.
Significance of Title: “Brave New World”Name and Pertinent Facts about Author: Aldous Huxley, had a disease that affected hiseyesightHistorical period: 1931, EnglandSetting/ Significance: 2540 a.d.; referred to in the novel as 632 years “After Ford,”meaning 632 years after the production of the first Model T car.Genre/ Characteristics: Dystopia/ opposite of UtiopianSignificance of Opening Scene: The novel opens in the Central London Hatchery andConditioning Centre. Shows that they are made by machines.Protagonist/ Name and Describe: John, has blonde straw hair, pale blue eyes, and iswhite skinned. Was raised among the Indians because his mom abandoned him.Protagonist’s motivation: What does he want and why? Base your insight on textualevidence: John wants to leave the reservation to be where he belongs because hedepressed among the other Indians.List other Characters and Descrie:1.)Bernard Marx – an alpha male, takes John the savage to the new world, can be cruel2.)Lenina Crowne - A vaccination worker at the Central London Hatchery , blonde hair,becomes fond of John, in a relationship with Bernard.3.)Mustapha Mond - The Resident World Controller of Western Europe, one of only tenWorld Controllers.
Relationship of the protagonist with each of the characters you listed. How does eachcharacter influnce the decisions or feelings of the protagonist?:1.)Bernard Marx – Bernard took John to the new world.2.)Lenina Crowne – Both John and Lenina end up having feeling for each other whichcauses them to have wrong thoughts.3.)Mustapha Mond – do not get along because he does not like that John believes in aGod and does see the purpose of Soma.List and Explain at least two external conflicts that the protagonist faces: 1.) John does not blend in with his surroundings of the reservation because he is not actually an Indian. 2.) When John ends up going to the new world he does blend in either because they do not believe in a god like he does.List and Explain at least two internal conflicts that the protagonist faces: 1.) John ends up hurting himself because he has become unpure due to the fact that he “ate his own wickedness”. Symbols/ Motifs, Explain their Significance: 1.)Ford – technology over powers religion 2.)Shakespeare – Human relation in a place where they don’t Themes and Author’s purpose for utilizing them in novel: 1.) The Consumer Society: society’s economic values, in which individual happiness is defined as the ability to satisfy needs, and success as a society is equated with economic growth and prosperity. 2.) Happiness and Truth: Truth and individuality thus become entwined in the novel’s thematic structure. The peoples happiness did not matter to them because they lived with the fact that machines took jobs and practically ran the world 3.) Dangers of all Powerful state: They used Soma which made the people relax yet they forgot how the world was treating them.Memorable Quote #1: “I ate my own wickedness”Significance: John was consumed by civilization which he purified himself which madehim sick. How ironic to help himself was to hurt himself.Memorable Quote #2: "Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do,because theyre so frightfully clever. Im awfully glad Im a Beta, because I dont work sohard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid.They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I dont want to play withDelta children. And Epsilons are still worse. Theyre too stupid to be able to read or write.Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. Im so glad Im a Beta."Significance: It sort of segregated everyone by colors of their shirt to see who wasinferior of one another. Such as when blacks were segregated from schools, restaurantsand even restrooms.
Memorable Quote #3: "Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison withthe over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isnt nearly so spectacular asinstability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight againstmisfortune, none of the picturesque ness of a struggle with temptation, or a fataloverthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."Significance: That beauty might even be the misery of others like it the plays ofShakespeare that John enjoyed very much.Plot Summary: society laughed at mothers, and looked down upon monogamy andmarriage.Bernard in the beginning of the novel had some morals. He felt uncomfortableto have sex on the first date and he felt deep in his gut that there was more to life thanwhat was spoon fed to him. Sadly, all of his morals and yearnings came crashing downwhen he found success by bringing John from the reservation. John’s rejection oftechnology is something to be looked at. He knew that this lifestyle was pointless, andthat soma was killing the vast majority. John went overboard with it by beating himself atthe lighthouse