Brave New WorldeBook - 2002
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What do you get when you mix an intelligence-based hierarchical utopian society that's challenged by one person? This novel, first published in 1932.
This book may have been published in 1932 but the story has not only held the test of time, it has predicted our future with frightening accuracy. ArapahoeSarahD
ArapahoeSarahD Aug 15, 2018
This book may have been published in 1932 but the story has not only held the test of time, it has predicted our future with frightening accuracy.
ArapahoeKarenQB Jul 23, 2018
You'll be surprised at how close to reality Huxley called it from way back in the 1930s.
Brave New World and 1984 were both written by men who had experienced war on the grand scale of the twentieth century. Disillusioned and alarmed by what they saw in society, each author produced a powerful satire and an alarming vision of future possibilities.
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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