Brave New World Essay Topics

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

With strong themes throughout the text, ''Brave New World'' can be segmented into essay topics perfectly. This lesson offers multiple themed essay topics to allow your students to examine specific concepts from the novel deeply.

Brave New World Synopsis

Aldous Huxley creates a juxtaposition of cultures in his novel Brave New World. In the first portion of the novel, Huxley explains the new society that has been built to establish peace and happiness in all people by conditioning people from conception (in a bottle) to happily take on whatever role they have been assigned in life. While this society is foreign to the reader, everything is turned on its head when a savage/backwards character is added to the new society to highlight how different things are. The key is that the savage character, John, represents morals and values that more closely represent the common reader than does the new world created by the planetary government. The reader is drawn into John's position as he struggles to come to terms with his existence within this Brave New World.

This lesson offers many essay topics which can be assigned to students to encourage them to delve deeper into specific aspects of the novel. The questions are all multi-part, giving students plenty of material to write great essays. Please note that the themes in this novel can be quite mature, thus some of the essay topics are also on topics that may be confronting. Use discretion in assigning these more mature themes to your students.

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