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Brave New World


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Key Themes

  • Dystopian Society: A portrayal of a futuristic world where societal norms are drastically altered.
  • Technology and Control: The use of advanced technology to manipulate and control society.
  • Individuality vs. Society: The struggle between personal freedom and societal expectations.

Plot Summary

Set in a futuristic World State, the novel opens in a technologically advanced London, where citizens are engineered through artificial wombs and childhood indoctrination for specific social roles. The story follows Bernard Marx, who feels out of place in society, and his relationship with Lenina Crowne. They visit a Savage Reservation, where they meet John, a man from the reservation who struggles to fit into the World State society. The novel explores themes of technological advancements, social manipulation, and the loss of individuality.

Main Characters

  • Bernard Marx: An outsider in his society, critical of the World State's norms.
  • Lenina Crowne: A citizen of the World State, embodies the values and practices of her society.
  • John the Savage: Born on a reservation, John's experiences in the World State highlight the clash of cultures and values.