Sociology Index


Brave New World is the the title of a 1932 book by futurist and social critic, Aldous L Huxley. In the Brave New World, Huxley imagines how the authorities of society use new technologies, drugs and instruments of propaganda like subliminal advertising to keep people happy and unaware or unconcerned about what is actually happening to them and their communities. In Brave New World non-stop distractions of the most fascinating nature are deliberately used as instruments of policy, for the purpose of preventing people from paying too much attention to the realities of the social and political situation.

Reinterpretations of Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World and Zamyatin's We. Based on the Conflict Between Liberty and Domination. We, 1984 and Brave New World are three of the most widely interpreted science fiction novels of the twentieth century. They all deal with anti-Utopian futures. By examining various critical interpretations of We, 1984 and Brave New World we can draw new connections between these formerly unconnected sets of imagery. Wind imagery in We, for example, was previously interpreted to reflect only the inner struggles of the protagonist, D-503. Brave New World takes place in the World State. It is generally called "the world".

Relative theory of good in brave new world and "1984." 
Partridge, Alice 
One method of interesting the average high school student in questioning intelligently the nature of good is through the study of huxley's "brave new world" and orwell's "1984." In both of these negative utopias the loss of man's humanity, individuality, and right to reason the nature of good are the very qualities which make him "excellent," and which are necessary for a "good" society. The young reader, after studying huxley's "brave new world" and orwell's "1984," and being frightened by what he recognizes as a possible future reality, comes to stand with the savage of "brave new world."

Comparison of ideas found in Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD to tenets of Buddhism. The difference is that the Buddha seeks to evoke a spiritual response from others so that they seek a truth within themselves, while the society in Brave New World wants to shape the response and create a truth in keeping with some idea of social harmony.

Inheritable genetic modification and a brave new world. Did Huxley have it wrong? by Frankel MS.
Abstract: What makes inheritable genetic modification attractive is not its ability to treat disease, but its capacity to enhance human traits beyond what mere good health requires. But, these discoveries will not be imposed on us by government, as Aldous Huxley thought. If they take over our lives, it will be because they were sold to us on the open market, as commodities we cannot do without.