Book review: A Brave New World

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About the Author

He was born into a prominent Huxley family and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Early in his career, he published short stories and poems and edited the literary magazine "Oxford Poetry", and later published travel works, satires, and scripts. 

He spent the last part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. At the end of his life, Huxley was widely regarded as one of the most outstanding intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine times, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Letters in 1962.


Nearly six hundred years later, Brave New World will open in London ("After Ford"). Human life is almost completely industrialized, controlled by a few people at the top of the world.

In the first scene, visiting the laboratory creates and regulates human beings according to the strict social caste system, setting the theme of anti-corrosion and dehumanizing life. The natural processes of birth, aging and death represent the horror of this world.

Alpha-plus (or high caste) psychologist Bernard Marx became the only unhappy person in the world. In this world, material comfort and physical pleasure are driven by drug use and entertaining sex. 

Providing is the only worry. Despite being despised by women, Bernard managed to get the attention of Lenina Crone, and the "pneumatic" beauty agreed to vacation with him on the remote Savage Reservation in New Mexico, a place away from London's controlled technology.

Before Bernard left, his boss D.H.C. He spontaneously revealed that he too had been to the Barbara Reserve a long time ago, and sadly admitted that he had lost the woman accompanying him. He felt embarrassed by making his unacceptable emotions known to society. D.H.C turned on Bernard, threatening to banish him for his social sins, not sexually and physically enough.

In the Lenina Wild Reserve, Bernard met a London woman who gave birth to a son about 20 years ago. Seeing that he had a chance to gain power over D.H.C., the boy's father, Bernard brought Linda and John back to London and publicly introduced them to the D.H.C. that he was about to expel Bernard.

Shocked and humiliated by the evidence of his terrible connection to natural birth, D.H.C. he fled in horror. Bernard, who was once abandoned by society, now enjoys great success because he is connected to the new celebrity, John, and is called the "barbarian."

Under traditional reservation methods and the nourishment of old Shakespearean poems, John finds London strange, confusing, and ultimately disgusting. He quoted Miranda's lines in "The Tempest" - "Oh, a happy world / there are people like that" - at first to express his amazement at the "other place" his mother told him when he was a child. But as John grew increasingly disgusted with London entertainment, the meat, and the humans themselves, this phrase became ironic.

Lenina's attempt to seduce John's anger and violence, and then Linda's death, further aroused her anger. In the end, John tried to exclude a large number of Deltas from his body rations, which resulted in riots and his arrest. Bernard and Helmholtz Watson were "emotional engineers" who wanted to become poets.

All three are facing the trial of the world controller Mustafa Mund. He admits the flaws of this happy new world but declares that the loss of freedom and individuality is a small price to pay for stability. Mond deported Bernard and Helmholtz to the Falkland Islands and stipulated that John must stay in London.

When his two friends were in exile, John decided to hide for himself in a remote lighthouse on the outskirts of the city. There, he tried to purify his civilization through ritual flogging and vomiting.

Attracted by the spectacle of his savage confession, reporters and the crowd put pressure on John, and he became a public curiosity: a human animal in the zoo. When Lenina appeared from the crowd, John angrily attacked her with a whip. John's fanaticism angered the crowd. According to his social background, violence turned into a sexual carnival, and John was attracted more or less reluctantly.

The next day, when John woke up from the influence of his body, he realized in horror what he had done. The novel ends with an image of John's body, his body hung on the wooden beams of the lighthouse shelter, lifeless.

You can buy this book easily from Amazon: A brave new world

Written By - Nachiket Kekre

Edited By - Anamika Malik

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