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    The life of bernard marx The life of bernard marx Presentation Transcript

    • Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley in 1931
    • The book is set in the future where
    • people are manufactured The book is set in the future where
    • God is no longer mentioned The book is set in the future where
    • Ford is the omnipresent in their mind. The book is set in the future where
    • The main character's name is Bernard Marx.
    • The traits of Bernard and his colleagues
    • can be compared to The traits of Bernard and his colleagues
    • The life of a normal person today and society in general The traits of Bernard and his colleagues can be compared to
    • 1) in his stature he was different from others 3) his hobbies 2) his personality 4) and his beliefs.
    • But these differences with his society make him similar to modern day.
    • The extent of how well Huxley was able to examine the future is shown through the life of Bernard Marx.
    • Everyone looks different in real life
    • Even if you have a twin
    • Even if you have a twin you will have differences
    • in height, in weight, in skin tone in the style of clothing you wear in anything imaginable
    • in the book everyone was similar within their castes
    • Bernard was an Alpha Plus . But his “physique was hardly better than that of the average Gamma” (page 57) Normal Alpha Bernard Gamma 8 cm difference.
    • Alphas were bigger and taller than Epsilons Alpha Epsilon Not Bernard though.
    • Bernard did not feel acceptance in his community
    • √ Huxley was correct in seeing that in the future people would still discriminate and not be accepted due to something they can’t change.
    • In the United Kingdom in 1929, women over 21 were given the right to vote.
    • But gender prejudice did not disappear from the minds of people
    • People still judge books by their cover. it has been about 80 years and there is still prejudice in the world
    • In Bernard’s world, all children go through hypnopaedia.
    • In Bernard’s world, all children go through hypnopaedia. “ every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “every one belongs to every one else” “ every one belongs to every one else” ( page 35)
    • Everything was shared. People slept around, and they loved being surrounded by others.
    • Bernard was not like this however. I want to be alone.
    • Today, people are either talkative talk moderately or quiet . “ BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH” “ Blahblahblah” -silence-
    • x Huxley wasn’t correct in saying that everyone in the future will become freely open.
    • Evident in social networking pages such as & where a person can have
    • every single detail of their life on their page
    • bare minimum
    • or no account at all
    • In the past, people would sleep together only after they were married or in a relationship.
    • Now the rules are more lenient. In the past, people would sleep together only after they were married or in a relationship.
    • The World State took the free spirit to the extreme.
    • It was frowned upon to have “anything intense or longdrawn” with another person in the book.
    • Bernard and Lenina were different. There is no harm in being with only Henry for four months
    • Bernard and Lenina were different. There is no harm in being with only Henry for four months I don’t want to fall for my desires.
    • Soma: The perfect drug that brought euphoria and a happy place for users. With no side effects
    • “ a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “a gramme is better than a damn” “ a gramme is better than a damn ” (page 49) Taught by the government to take some soma to avoid feelings.
    • Today: Many drugs are illegal and discouraged by the government. and there are side effects to modern day drugs
    • “ infants where feeling and desire are concerned.”
    • “ it might be possible to be an adult all the time” (page 84) Bernard
    • “ it might be possible to be an adult all the time” (page 84) But he takes the soma under pressure Bernard
    • Huxley brings up the point of how drug use can be brought upon by peer pressure.
    • There are people who Willingly do drugs & Abstain from drug use
    • ratios for the two societies are different: * Arbitrary value Daily Soma/Drugs/Alcohol Users abstainers
    • As more people use drugs -> more pressure to use drugs -> More people using drugs
    • √ Huxley was accurate in how he predicted that people would remain hypocritical , and will look out for themselves first.
    • power and follow the standard no power but speaking out against society Pick one: VS.
    • power and follow the standard no power but speaking out against society Pick one: VS. Many would pick this
    • It is human nature to want and to take things for granted.
    • We are never happy with what we have. It is human nature to want and to take things for granted.
    • People in this century don’t appreciate technology “ It’s not strong enough” “ It’s too slow” “ It’s not big enough” “ It’s not small enough” “ I want the new one”
    • Bernard was an outcast.
    • with the introduction of John, the savage, Bernard is in the spotlight
    • he “envied men… who never had to shout” (page 58) orders to lower castes, as their size indicated power. Normal Alpha Bernard Gamma In the beginning,
    • He thought that they were taking that for granted. Normal Alpha Bernard Gamma In the beginning,
    • He takes his power for granted and doesn’t use his new power to do good.
    • His newfound popularity gets to his head
    • √ Aldous Huxley did a good job of predicting the lifestyle of a person in the future through the life of Bernard.
    • x √ √ √ open society prejudice attitudes on promiscuity and soma or drugs hypocritical, and selfish