Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Brave New World & human story
The mass Brave New World by Aldous Huxley begins describing the tour of the condition Centre and the Central London Hatchery. Huxley writes that in the year of Our Ford 632 rational systems of inn organizing were very popular. The birth process seemed to be mechanized and, moreover, strict societal hierarchy dominated, and the different societal casts were condition from the very start of their lives to accept their destiny of either rich or poor. Repression and persecution werent observed as both people followed the laws and orders set by governmental apparatus of security state.Huxley assumes that population was biologically bent and chemically conditioned from the birth. The first two chapters of the book ar devoted to walkthrough of this human factory. The pen is ordaining to make people understand better the technical foundation of society and to provide the background for drama to proceed in the future. Huxley assumes that people freely rejected their history, maturity a nd autonomy in order to become oppressed by technologies which were gradually destroying their capacities to think. The third chapter continues setting the head for drama and provides overview of different viewpoints.This chapter is important as the author introduces the main characters. The book is a human story centered on the destiny of Bernard Marx. Marx is shown as a person who isnt suited restricted and fully controlled pacified world. Marx has other ideas about societal order and he doesnt want to be similar to others. disrespect the fact that Bernard is Alpha meaning he belongs to the highest hierarchical level, he doesnt seem to be content with the order. Marx decided to take Lenina for vacation at a Reservation in New-Mexico. Lenina is a woman with strong belief of status quo.Lenina and Marx get acquainted with a young man named barbaric. Savage return to elegant society with Marx and Lenin and the rest of the book is devoted to illustrating how Savage is trying to enc ounter with civilization. The author often refers to satirical devices to increase the intensity with the story progression. Moreover, metaphors in the book seem to be extreme for example, the author describes that people have to make the sign T and to refer to their deity as Our Ford. Further, we see that Huxley describes Savage as sympathetic character.For example, his mother is extremely unhappy and dies when returning to civilization and we will sorry seeing Savages despair. With book progression the author links Bernard Marx with the corrosive forces of civilization. For example, Marx displays his true essence when he decided to bow to the World Controllers will. Nevertheless, Marx is the only character in the book who seems to be pitied, even though his choices are always shaped by society. Lenina is the pawn of Fordian society, and he relations with Savage seem to have no perspective because society assembled its own perspective for her future.One more interesting character i n the book is Mustapha Mond who is the Resident World Controller for Western Europe. Mond is educated as Savage and likes yarn Shakespeare. Mond often exhort Savage arguing You cant play Electro-Magnetic Golf according to the rules of Centrifugal Bumble-puppy. (p. 194) In such a way the author manages to present grotesque character to eradicate fully the sense of happiness. Huxley worries about human state of mind and decided to put the sense of happiness into materialistic paradigm.Sense of happiness is a method of control aimed at justifying as what population wants. Huxley clearly shows that technologies would change and destroy everything humane. Huxley underlines that there is no way out of existing system which will distort human characters. The book is very interesting, sharp and unrelenting in its satirical depictions. The book has endured because the author depicted in details the order in totalitarian state and showed that technologies would yield full control of biology . References Huxley, Aldous. (2001). Brave New World. New York Voyager Classics.