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Brave New World

 

Brave New World predicts – with eerie clarity – a terrifying vision of the future

 

EVERYONE BELONGS TO EVERYONE ELSE

Welcome to New London. Everybody is happy here. Our perfect society achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself. Now everyone belongs.

You can be happy too. All you need to do is take your Soma pills.

Discover the brave new world of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel, written in 1932, which prophesied a society which expects maximum pleasure and accepts complete surveillance – no matter what the cost.


Brave New World

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

 

  • Recommended class reader for grades 9 -12
  • English Home Language & First Additional Language
  • ISBN: 9780099518471


“A masterpiece of speculation… As vibrant, fresh, and somehow shocking as it was when I first read it” – Margaret Atwood, bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

 

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Review of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley is a dystopian novel that explores the dangers of a highly industrialized and technologically advanced society. The story takes place in a future world where people are genetically engineered and conditioned to be content with their predetermined social roles. The main character, Bernard Marx, becomes disillusioned with this society and begins to question the values and beliefs that have been instilled in him.

One of the standout aspects of the book is Huxley’s imagining of a society that is highly controlled and regulated by the government. The novel serves as a commentary on the dangers of blindly following authority and losing touch with our humanity. The themes of individuality, free will, and the cost of progress are explored in depth, making for a thought-provoking and cautionary read.

Huxley’s writing is clear and precise, creating a vivid and believable world that is both terrifying and all too familiar. The characters are well-developed and complex, with Bernard serving as an relatable and sympathetic protagonist. The novel also features a strong sense of irony, as the society portrayed is supposed to be a utopia but is in fact a dystopia.

Overall, “Brave New World” is a classic of dystopian literature that continues to be relevant and resonant today. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the dangers of technology and the cost of progress. It’s a powerful and thought-provoking novel that will make readers question their own beliefs and values.

It’s important to note that the book deals with mature themes such as sexual promiscuity, drug use, and the loss of personal freedom and may be more suitable for high school and young adult readers. That being said, it’s ultimately up to the individual reader and their own maturity level. Some middle school students who are advanced readers may be able to understand and appreciate the book, but it is generally considered to be more appropriate for high school and adult readers.

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