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Brave New World 7

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“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”

This message made by Johann Wolfgang serves as a warning to those that blindly follow without questioning or challenging the decisions made for them. One such society which shows the outcome of when none in the society stand up is, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
Written in 1932, Brave New World (BNW) is a construct is of Huxley’s to question, predict and warn society that if conformity is left alone and allowed to spread, individuality will be squashed and along with it our freedom and way of life. Huxley demonstrates this with the use of literary devices and the constant reoccurrences of Themes and Motifs within the novel and its characters.  

Huxley wrote BNW as a warning of the way the world was going if it did not change. He wrote the book, during the great depression when people were searching for better lives which in turn made them more susceptible to lies and deceptions. This gave rise to tyrannical dictators such as Mussolini of Italy and Lenin of Russia. These two ran their countries as communist nations, a type of government which was based around conformity to their rules. Huxley purposely names Lenina as such, Lenina of course being a derivative name of Lenin, to remind us

Huxley wrote BNW during the great depression, a time when people were searching for happier lives. This search allowed the rise of two tyrannical dictators, Mussolini of Italy and Lenin of Russia, which chose to rule their countries as communist nations. His concern was that if these rulers were left to take over the world


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