Essays Tagged: "Huxley"

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Compares life as Huxley described it in the World State with life in the United States today.

Prompt: Compare life as Huxley described it in the World State with life in the United States today.For more than half a cen ... under the influence. This is a direct opposite of how drug use was portrayed in the brave new world Huxley believed in the possibility of a drug that would enable people to escape from themselves and ... them.This Utopia has a good side: there is no war or poverty, little disease or social unrest. But Huxley keeps asking, what does society have to pay for these benefits? The price, he makes clear, is ...

(5 pages) 192 0 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Summary of "A Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

Huxley's point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is ... her is the 'feelies,' movies that reach your sense of touch as well as your sight and hearing.After Huxley presents these themes in the first three chapters, the story begins. Bernard Marx, an Alpha o ...

(5 pages) 63 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Aldous Huxley's "Brave new world", chapter 15, pages 208-209

akes his way through the crowd. Using disturbing imagery and satire through exaggeration and irony, Huxley illustrates the horrifying lack of individuality and respect for individuals' feelings presen ... rtable with that idea. To further impress upon the reader the negativity of that aspect of society, Huxley creates a nightmarish image in the reader's mind, utilizing such words as "horror and disgust ...

(2 pages) 22 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Contends that Huxley's vision was not of a utopia, but of a distopia.

eed been created. Therefore, as it is impossible to create a true utopia, the society envisioned by Huxley can certainly not be a utopia.It has been quoted by many wise people that it's our imaginatio ... free and happy in another way, Lenina? In your own way, for example; not in everybody else's way." (Huxley 61)"Mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, but there were also husbands, wives, lovers. T ...

(4 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare the descriptions of the society of '1984' and 'Brave New World' in the first three chapters of each book. Huxley and Orwell comparison.

n and Cigarettes cheap and repulsive.'Brave New World' on the other hand is a contrasting opposite, Huxley portrays a clean and sterilised world, glowing with the essence of health and life, "the over ... w World,' are the representations of the leaders of each of the different regimes. Both, Orwell and Huxley make distinct allusions to many prominent controlling figures in history. In '1984' the physi ...

(6 pages) 55 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The socail control mechanisms used in Huxkey's Brave New World verses Orwells 1984.

Social Control Mechanisms in Brave New World in Reference to 1984The Populations in Huxley's brave new world and Orwell's 1984 have been suppressed and controlled completely. They have ... y totally different means. Orwell's world in 1984 is controlled by thought control and by language. Huxley's world is controlled by genetic modification and their drive for individual pleasure. The po ... is manipulated by the means of thought control, the thought police, newspeak, and double think. In Huxley's brave new world, the population is controlled from birth by their genetic coding; they are ...

(7 pages) 59 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why the people in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" were in actuality not as happy as Huxley claimed...

don't need episodes of happiness or numbing to know that they are suffering. It's natural. Despite Huxley's statements about the brave new worlder's being the happiest society since the creation of t ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Cost of Stability in Brave New World - Freedom (with works cited)

y of limiting human behaviour. Chemical additives can be used to control the population not only in Huxley's future society, but also in the real world today. This method of control can easily be exer ... rmally. The others get a dose of male sex-hormone ... Result: they are decanted as freemartins..." (Huxley, 10). Freemartins are sterile females who sometimes grow beards. Physical conditioning can al ...

(16 pages) 118 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Evolution is progressive

in the 1940s, the notion of progress was quietly dropped, with a few exceptions like Dobzhansky and Huxley within the synthesis, and Schindewolf and Goldschmidt outside it. Of course, heterodox writer ...

(4 pages) 62 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Discuss the role of History as a political mechanism for social control (reference to Brave New World and 1984

In both novels, Brave New World by Arthur Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell, the role of History is essential. History is an essential componen ... owed how essential altered History is for the maintenance of the populations' morale values. Arthur Huxley showed in his novel, Brave New World, that History is potential to influence people to change ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

e fruit at the bottom of the bowl' is a story about a man (William Acton) who killed his neighbour (Huxley) because he thought that Huxley was having an affair with his wife. Acton strangles Huxley an ... ought that Huxley was having an affair with his wife. Acton strangles Huxley and then he cleans the Huxley's house so that there aren't any fingerprints in the house left so that the police can trace ...

(8 pages) 125 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Religion and Art in Brave New World

clever they would desire to move up in the scale and that would ruin the stability of the society).Huxley creates several criteria for the stability of the Brave New World Society. The three major on ...

(2 pages) 64 2 3.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Brave New World summary

Brave New World -SummaryHuxley's point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is ... temptations to be resisted or sacrifices to be made. Any unpleasant thought may be handled by Soma. Huxley exaggerates this idea by comparing God to drugs, which at such an conservative time would hav ...

(12 pages) 101 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Funhouse Mirror: an Examination of Distortion of Government in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

about what already is is not nearly as effective as writing about what could be. This is just what Huxley does in Brave New World: he provides us with an image of what the world of the future could b ... of his own world from the early 1930s. The Great Depression had global effects, and although Huxley was not American, the events of the time were still in headlines around the world. With the e ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Brave New World: How science and technology is used to enslave humanity. An essay into the destructive nature of technology in Brave New World.

Huxley's "Brave New World" is a novel that explores the way in which science can enslave humanity an ... n down and humanity has been sacrificed for promiscuity to exist through the discourse of sexuality.Huxley strongly emphasizes on the discourse of class to consider a world where social conditioning c ... f class to consider a world where social conditioning controls the daily functioning of society. In Huxley's dystopia world people are conditioned through behaviourism and hypnopaedia in order to form ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A comparitive study of the text 'Brave New World' composed by Aldous Huxley and the film 'Blade Runner' (1982) directed by Ridley Scott.

Both Scott and Huxley depict future dystopias in their texts Blade Runner and Brave New World. Despite contrasting ... ermany, Russia and Italy. These governments promised people order, security and economic stability. Huxley explores and satirises flaws and dangers associated with these social remedies. He aims to ex ... w and devastating war machines, that caused innumerable deaths and which annihilated the landscape. Huxley satirises this destruction of nature through his description of the Neo-Pavlovian conditionin ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative Essay: "An Inspector Calls" vs. "Brave New World"

ently conditioned, to accept tradition in which women are deprived ofindividuality and opportunity. Huxley portrays this through his "brave new caste system"in which females are restricted at a medioc ... are restricted at a mediocre class.In "Brave New World" gender roles, or sexism, is quite evident. Huxley points thisout to the reader blatantly as he characterizes all world controllers as white mal ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative study of Aldous Huxley's novel 'Brave New World' and Ridley Scott's film 'Bladerunner'...including teacher notes for improvement. (the essay was uploaded to include notes)

relationship with the natural world is influenced by the circumstances surrounding each era. Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' represents the uncertainties and attitudes of the 1930's; likewise Ridley ... atural; the mortal dispute with immortality. Not quite saure what this last phrase refers to?Aldous Huxley's dystopic 'New World' represents a society, which stifles the individual, endorses the artif ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Contraction and Mechanism of Rabbit Muscle

ing activities of the cell. The demonstration of skeletal muscle contraction was presented by A. F. Huxley, 1957. His hypothesis showed the importance of “the size of the power stroke in isometri ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

"Blade Runner" and "Brave New World" in terms of context and man's relationship with nature.

duction line, developments in medicine, and the improved mediums of technological entertainment set Huxley in a quickly developing scientific context. Huxley's Brave New World examines the implication ... ging. Science also controls natural negative emotions through the euphoria inducing soma hinting at Huxley's concern of the control over nature science offered. The "feelies" are suggestive of the boo ...

(4 pages) 28 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature