Brave New WorldBook - 1946
This satirical novel describes a future world in which babies are decanted from bottles and the great Ford is worshipped.
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SFPL_SherryW Jun 29, 2020
Aldous Huxley’s 1931 classic dystopian novel about a futuristic world where children are conditioned from birth to fulfill their assigned role in the social hierarchy.
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few... Read More »
Classic dystopia! Reasons challenged: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit.
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers.
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best part on page 103: "... infectious disease... priest.... venomous lizards."
"To touch the fence is instant death", "There is no escape from a Savage Reservation".
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
"Did you eat something that didn't agree with you?" asked Bernard. The Savage nodded "I ate civilization."
“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
"Five minutes later roots and fruits were abolished; the flower of the present rosily blossomed" (88).
"O brave New World with all such people in it"- John the Savage and The Tempest by william ShakeSpear according to the book
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This book is about a Utopian society and how the world controls people's behavior and how they control reproduction. But one person tries to understand the real meaning of life by meeting people in the Savage Reservation.
From the lonely man to the man with all the attention! This book is a roller coaster. From a mad society to insane customs, an unlikely relationship forms. Intelligence grows, yet dangers arise. Unexpected characters come with crazy results.
In a future where babies are created in tubes, sex is the main pastime, everyone is always happy (or on soma), hypnotism is considered learning, and there can be 96 people created from a single embryo, we follow the lives of a few upper class citizens (and one other) as they discover what it means to be different in a world where everything is the same.
Aldous Huxley predicted however many years into the future with this book Brave New World.
the book (Brave New World) is about a perfect dystopia. the different societys/ social classes. In this book drugs, sex and artificial intelligents are apart of society.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: hitting and threats are done in this book and other things