Brave New World

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper compares and contrasts two of the main characters in “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, Lenina Crowne and John, the Savage.

The following paper discusses how different John was from Lenina, but yet how similar their upbringings were. The author discusses how dissimilar their personages were in their ways of thinking, but, also, how they never let go of what they believed in
“Brave New World idolizes the perfect future. This utopia seems infallible, but the pieces do not fit together. In this world, people take the easy way out, avoiding pain, and have a way of thinking that is not compatible with human nature. Life, altogether, has no meaning. There is nothing worth living for; no family, loved ones, or even God. Is this truly utopia? In fact, it is a chaotic society in which everyone thinks they are happy. Soma is used to remain blissful, because people cannot deal with their negative emotions; they would rather run away and not experience them at all. This is a world where size means intellect, not strength, and the idea of “father” is ridiculed. Sexual intercourse is viewed as a customary pastime. People are not conceived in the orthodox way, they are not even born. They are made in a test tube with the proper chemicals, and then “decanted”. This is the perfect world as described in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Two of the main characters in this story, John “the Savage” and Lenina Crowne, dwelled in this society; one learned to live like this from infancy, the other was exposed to this horror after living in our lifestyle, and loathed this manner of living.”


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