Themes

Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World describes a society where mass production, mass consumption, and drugs completely satisfy people's needs and guarantee their eternal happiness. However, conflicts develop in the brave new world because, despite the constant influence, state suggestions, conditioning, and control of the state, there are different-minded people like Bernard Marx who don’t want to adapt to the social system. The government is therefore systematically deporting the outsiders to distant islands, so life in the World State stays ‘perfect’ and undisturbed. 

Brave New World is part of Huxley's vision for the future. In his story, he anticipated medical-scientific innovations in the field of biotechnology, and is thus a visionary: Several of his prophecies have already come true by now. This means that the story is still current today, almost 90 years after its first publication. 

Our thorough interpretation gives you all the details about the complex society and everyday life in the World State. We portray the political life and the caste system, as well as the production, reproduction and conditioning of the citizens. The following main topics will be also discussed: happiness, aging and death, the reservation, individuality and identity, science and progress, consumption, usefulness, and control. At the end we’ll explore the question whether the story is science fiction or is already reality in various areas of today's life.

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