• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Satire Behind A Brave New World(TM)

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Satire Behind A 'Brave New World' In the book 'A Brave New World', is it possible to say that the author Aldous Huxley conveys the idea that the book is a satire rather than a blue print for a perfect society? This is a controversial question, which may only be answered after analyzing many aspects of the book. For example, Huxley not only uses many exaggerations throughout the narrative and various language resources but he also uses irony to create a satirical and entertaining story. The author uses satire throughout the novel, when approaching certain subjects as, materialism, replacement of love by promiscuity and forgetting about the importance of poetry and literature. ...read more.

Middle

What is seen in the story is that the reason for sexual relations with another human being is only for pleasure and not for conceiving a child and that it is better for a woman to be as most promiscuous as possible and "be" with as many men, opposing our knowledge, that a woman should marry and be faithful to one man only. This may be seen as a satire because it contradicts the knowledge that human beings have had so far .In the book characters such as Lenina and Fanny are constantly discussing the subject of sexual relations showing how their ideas in relation to men contradict today's thoughts, making this a very interesting and unique aspect of the book. ...read more.

Conclusion

I believe that these aspects of the narrative were approached and developed in such ironic and satirical way; to allow the reader to reflect on what was the author's intention was when doing so. I believe Huxley's intention was to show how the idea of Utopia may be so aspired and worshiped by humans; however it may not be so perfect after all. Even though in the brave new world people are always happy, they don't experience feelings of love and even though they have the power to consume products in such great amounts, they are not allowed to the power of freedom. The author approaches these subjects throughout the novel in such way that it is amusing and entertaining to the reader, making him want to read more and discover more unique aspects attributed to the characters and the narrative created by Huxley. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Languages section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Languages essays

  1. Comparative Essay on Oliver Twist and Brave New World

    Today, the society becomes emotionally in touch with orphans when they hear about the life of the poor. Like Oliver Twist, Brave New World uses its own way to advance or ruin the human civilization. To commence, the society in Brave New World is maintained through technological interventions, which start before birth and last until death.

  2. Commentary in an extract from the book "Brave New World" by Aldeous huxley

    There exists an interesting contrast between chapter 16 and the beginning of 17, as in the first one Mustapha follows a protocol of removing individuals, while in the following episode he exposes the reader that although he lives in a techno-utopia, his human nature (evidenced from ancient times), is seen

  1. A world where news travelled slowly

    This could also be implying that people no longer share their feelings and lives with each other and rely on more shallow communications. The messages sent can be easily misread by the receiver. However this time it is not because of the possibility of the message having been recorded wrong, but because the message itself is thinned out and dehumanised.

  2. Shakespeare(TM)s Satire of the Superiors

    acts as a coward and blames the other members present in the scene for not begging him for Clarence's life. It also makes him seem a little pathetic as he seems to remember all this only after his dear brother is dead not when he sent for his brother to be imprisoned.

  1. The article Something Old, Something New printed in The New Yorker covers the story ...

    When they afterwards are looking at a wedding cake, the first thing Harris notices is a cake shaped like breasts in a push-up bra. She is so obsessed with sexual things related to Playboy and again that indicates this wedding not being like anyone else's, being different, being wilder, and being bigger.

  2. Comparing and Contrasting Nadine Gordimer's Narrative Situations

    Therefore, it can be concluded that Vera could not have been characterized without narrative situation, as the essential feelings of sympathy and apprehension that Gordimer wanted to evoke in readers would not have surfaced otherwise. Once again, Nadine Gordimer follows a fiction convention, this time one of developing an antagonist.

  1. Owen's war poetry

    his broken teeth" reappears (The Sentry); there is purely no way out because even the sounds of nature brings back such distressing memory. The description of hostility in nature is also used to further accentuate the enormous psychological suffering of the soldiers.

  2. Vietnamese Poetry and Language

    Mo�t so� va�n kie�n c��ng vung bu�t �o�i ho�i t�� do sa�ng ta�c, ghi le�n sa�ch ba�o s�� tha�t l�ch s��, nh��ng hie�n t���ng va� ha�nh vi ba�t l��ng cu�a th�i �a�i ho� �ang so�ng, cha�p nha�n mo�i ha�u qua� tra� thu� a�c nghie�t.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work