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How does John Savage from Brave New World Rebel?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492139331 | Category: College compare and contrast essay examples

Brave new world by wings01, November 28, 2015. One might say that the novels Animal Farm and Brave New World could give useful lessons on democracy to younger teenagers.

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    brownostrich751 18 Jan 2017 00:17

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s talk about John''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.

    Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidentally received a dose of alcohol as a fetus on the assembly line. His coworkers dislike him and talk about him in derogatory tones. Bernard has a crush on Lenina Crowne , another Alpha, and she informs the reader that he asked her to go with him to the Savage Reservations several weeks earlier. Lenina has been dating Henry Foster for the past several months, but since long-term relationships are discouraged, she agrees to go with Bernard Marx to the Reservations.

    Bernard goes to Tomakin, the Director, and gets the Director’s signature to enter the Reservations. The Director tells a story about how he went there twenty-five years earlier with a woman. During a storm, she became lost, and circumstances forced him to leave her there. The Director then realizes he should not have told Bernard this story and defensively begins to yell at him. Bernard leaves unruffled and goes to talk to his good friend Helmholtz Watson about his meeting with the Director.

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    blackpeacock286 18 Jan 2017 09:08

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s talk about John''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.

    Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidentally received a dose of alcohol as a fetus on the assembly line. His coworkers dislike him and talk about him in derogatory tones. Bernard has a crush on Lenina Crowne , another Alpha, and she informs the reader that he asked her to go with him to the Savage Reservations several weeks earlier. Lenina has been dating Henry Foster for the past several months, but since long-term relationships are discouraged, she agrees to go with Bernard Marx to the Reservations.

    Bernard goes to Tomakin, the Director, and gets the Director’s signature to enter the Reservations. The Director tells a story about how he went there twenty-five years earlier with a woman. During a storm, she became lost, and circumstances forced him to leave her there. The Director then realizes he should not have told Bernard this story and defensively begins to yell at him. Bernard leaves unruffled and goes to talk to his good friend Helmholtz Watson about his meeting with the Director.

    So now we go to The Tempest to see what''s up. In the play, you''ve got a young woman named Miranda, who has been on an island her entire life with only her father and two little spirits. So she''s basically never seen a man that''s a good contender for a romance. Then, a ship comes up on shore with lots of men. She spots one of the men, Ferdinand, and gets all excited. But this line, the "brave new world" line, comes at the end of the novel, when she finally sees all the other men. As you can see, there''s a lot of sexuality beneath the surface here.

    Which brings us back to the irony of having John the Savage repeat this line. Since John is adamantly anti-sex, it''s likely that he''s ogling the new world and the "goodly creatures" in it without addressing those goodly creatures'' sexuality. On the other hand, we know he''s already smitten with Lenina when he quotes Miranda, so he might be alluding to the sexual undertones, although probably not consciously (as we know, John beats himself up when he starts thinking sexual thoughts, but there''s no guilt to be seen at the point when he repeats the line).

    As this passage reveals, this balance is achieved by a combination of positive and negative messages. The children are encouraged to think of the lower classes as "stupid," yet be grateful that the expectations for how hard they work will exactly match their capabilities as Betas. The fact that citizens all wear the color of their caste shows how the caste system, although artificially created, is enforced as a fundamental and unalterable fact of society. It also conveys how individual identity is subsumed under the classification of people into classes. 

    The Director of the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre has taken the group of students around various parts of the Infant Nurseries, and shown them a room of Beta children being conditioned via hypnopaedia: a voice that plays as the children sleep and encourages them to feel proud that they are Betas, and to have admiration for the Alphas and disdain for the Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons.

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    User1490780138 17 Jan 2017 22:33

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''s talk about John''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

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    ticklishgoose580 18 Jan 2017 09:25

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''''''s talk about John''''''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.

    Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidentally received a dose of alcohol as a fetus on the assembly line. His coworkers dislike him and talk about him in derogatory tones. Bernard has a crush on Lenina Crowne , another Alpha, and she informs the reader that he asked her to go with him to the Savage Reservations several weeks earlier. Lenina has been dating Henry Foster for the past several months, but since long-term relationships are discouraged, she agrees to go with Bernard Marx to the Reservations.

    Bernard goes to Tomakin, the Director, and gets the Director’s signature to enter the Reservations. The Director tells a story about how he went there twenty-five years earlier with a woman. During a storm, she became lost, and circumstances forced him to leave her there. The Director then realizes he should not have told Bernard this story and defensively begins to yell at him. Bernard leaves unruffled and goes to talk to his good friend Helmholtz Watson about his meeting with the Director.

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    goldenpeacock402 18 Jan 2017 08:41

    The World State is the primary setting of Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World. In the novel, the World State is a unified government which administers the.

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    User1491433669 18 Jan 2017 05:08

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''''''''''''''s talk about John''''''''''''''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''''''''''''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''''''''''''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''''''''''''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''''''''''''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''''''''''''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.

    Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidentally received a dose of alcohol as a fetus on the assembly line. His coworkers dislike him and talk about him in derogatory tones. Bernard has a crush on Lenina Crowne , another Alpha, and she informs the reader that he asked her to go with him to the Savage Reservations several weeks earlier. Lenina has been dating Henry Foster for the past several months, but since long-term relationships are discouraged, she agrees to go with Bernard Marx to the Reservations.

    Bernard goes to Tomakin, the Director, and gets the Director’s signature to enter the Reservations. The Director tells a story about how he went there twenty-five years earlier with a woman. During a storm, she became lost, and circumstances forced him to leave her there. The Director then realizes he should not have told Bernard this story and defensively begins to yell at him. Bernard leaves unruffled and goes to talk to his good friend Helmholtz Watson about his meeting with the Director.

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    готи 18 Jan 2017 04:30

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let's talk about John's penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It's pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He's disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What's a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that's what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he's not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

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    User1488403029 18 Jan 2017 03:34

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s talk about John''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.

    Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidentally received a dose of alcohol as a fetus on the assembly line. His coworkers dislike him and talk about him in derogatory tones. Bernard has a crush on Lenina Crowne , another Alpha, and she informs the reader that he asked her to go with him to the Savage Reservations several weeks earlier. Lenina has been dating Henry Foster for the past several months, but since long-term relationships are discouraged, she agrees to go with Bernard Marx to the Reservations.

    Bernard goes to Tomakin, the Director, and gets the Director’s signature to enter the Reservations. The Director tells a story about how he went there twenty-five years earlier with a woman. During a storm, she became lost, and circumstances forced him to leave her there. The Director then realizes he should not have told Bernard this story and defensively begins to yell at him. Bernard leaves unruffled and goes to talk to his good friend Helmholtz Watson about his meeting with the Director.

    So now we go to The Tempest to see what's up. In the play, you've got a young woman named Miranda, who has been on an island her entire life with only her father and two little spirits. So she's basically never seen a man that's a good contender for a romance. Then, a ship comes up on shore with lots of men. She spots one of the men, Ferdinand, and gets all excited. But this line, the "brave new world" line, comes at the end of the novel, when she finally sees all the other men. As you can see, there's a lot of sexuality beneath the surface here.

    Which brings us back to the irony of having John the Savage repeat this line. Since John is adamantly anti-sex, it's likely that he's ogling the new world and the "goodly creatures" in it without addressing those goodly creatures' sexuality. On the other hand, we know he's already smitten with Lenina when he quotes Miranda, so he might be alluding to the sexual undertones, although probably not consciously (as we know, John beats himself up when he starts thinking sexual thoughts, but there's no guilt to be seen at the point when he repeats the line).

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    Андрей Г. 18 Jan 2017 02:52

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s talk about John''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.

    Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidentally received a dose of alcohol as a fetus on the assembly line. His coworkers dislike him and talk about him in derogatory tones. Bernard has a crush on Lenina Crowne , another Alpha, and she informs the reader that he asked her to go with him to the Savage Reservations several weeks earlier. Lenina has been dating Henry Foster for the past several months, but since long-term relationships are discouraged, she agrees to go with Bernard Marx to the Reservations.

    Bernard goes to Tomakin, the Director, and gets the Director’s signature to enter the Reservations. The Director tells a story about how he went there twenty-five years earlier with a woman. During a storm, she became lost, and circumstances forced him to leave her there. The Director then realizes he should not have told Bernard this story and defensively begins to yell at him. Bernard leaves unruffled and goes to talk to his good friend Helmholtz Watson about his meeting with the Director.

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    bluebird446 18 Jan 2017 02:18

    Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley , and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford "—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology , sleep-learning , psychological manipulation , and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with Island (1962), his final novel.

    In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. [2] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", [3] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC ''''''''s survey The Big Read. [4]

    Speaking of people that poke out their own eyes, let''''s talk about John''''s penchant for self-mutilation. Since the guy is purging and whipping himself left and right, there must be an explanation somewhere.

    It''''s pretty clear that John is NOT a fan of civilization. So clear, in fact, that John says just as much in Chapter 17. He''''s disgusted by its methods, horrified by its lack of humanity, and all-around pissed off when they try to restrict him to their rules. What''''s a man to do? Fight back. Unfortunately, when the ground rules are "Be happy all the time," the only way to break these rules is to be miserable. So that''''s what John does. He makes himself suffer to prove that he''''s not under the yoke of the World Controllers.

    2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?

    3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?

    Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
    Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

    Czytałem to w trakcie studiów, absolutnie fantastyczna, choć bardzo przerażająca powieść. Kocham za trzeźwość spojrzenia i wizje, które mam nadzieję, że nie spełnią się. Piękna całość. Bardzo przyjemnie się czyta, wciąga. Polecam.