“Look on my works ye mighty and despair!” [Shelley]: A Comparison of Three Dystopian Novels.

“Brave New World”, “The Day of the Triffids” and “Watchmen” all use their dystopian worlds to engage in moral discussion, critically assessing the morals that the world deems to be ‘correct’. In the face of destruction, the characters in the novels must evaluate their morality, the right course of action that will sustain mankind is … Read more“Look on my works ye mighty and despair!” [Shelley]: A Comparison of Three Dystopian Novels.

Dystopia and Assimilation

In the year 632AF (the year 2540AD, 632 years after Ford) the world has finally eliminated many inconveniences including war, famine, dissent, disease, depression and jealousy. This conquest, however, came at a cost: cultural assimilation, consumerism, and mediocrity. In his novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley describes a dystopia where amazing scientific progress has created … Read moreDystopia and Assimilation

An Analysis of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

In the science fiction novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley shows a “revolution of revolutions” resulting from technological advances. He does so by portraying a future BNW society that is supposedly perfect in every way. Everyone is happy. Everything exists in perfect order. Huxley, however, focuses on warning the reader about problems that may develop … Read moreAn Analysis of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Personal Influences Behind Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Although the stark imagery of Aldous Huxley’s classic Brave New World may seem difficult to match with reality, it is not surprising that the inspirations for this dark, bitter work were bred in the author’s own life and times. Born on July 26, 1894, Aldous Leonard Huxley was thrust into the world of the British … Read morePersonal Influences Behind Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

The Apparatus of Brave New World: Jungian Literary Criticism

What makes up a positive and functional mindset? How should an individual behave, think, talk, or feel? Even more, what should they believe? The novel Brave New World bombards us with these unavoidable questions as we delve deeper into its context. The plot stands within a controversial spectrum of mindsets with regard to primitive and … Read moreThe Apparatus of Brave New World: Jungian Literary Criticism

The Hidden Impropriety of Confined Society

Two opposite societies, one of luxury with severe conditioning and conformity, and another of liberty with savagery and sacrifice, coexist in a modern era. In the dystopian novel, Brave New World, author Aldous Huxley juxtaposes these two differing worlds through his character John who travels from his home in the Savage Reservation to the World … Read moreThe Hidden Impropriety of Confined Society