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- Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Themes & Setting chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the themes and setting of Brave New World for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Examples of the book's society as a dystopia
- The motifs in the novel
- Brave New World's use of consumerism
- Happiness in Brave New World
- Conflicts in the book
- The meaning of pneumatic in the novel
- Henry Ford in Brave New World
- The differences between the Savage Reservation and The World State
- An analysis of the rituals and religion of Malpais
1. Brave New World as a Dystopia: Themes & Examples
While there are many examples in modern literature of dystopian societies, one of the best is Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World. This lesson examines what aspects of Brave New World classify it as a dystopia.
2. Motifs in Brave New World
Aldous Huxley sought to provide social commentary on a number of things when writing Brave New World. Consumerism was something that concerned Huxley, and it becomes a central tenet of the novel, as does drug usage and promiscuity.
3. Consumerism in Brave New World: Examples & Analysis
One of the central tenets of the World State in Brave New World is consumerism, or the consumption of goods manufactured for the people of the State. Things like flowers and nature are considered gross and wrong.
4. Happiness in Brave New World: Quotes & Analysis
In this lesson, we'll look at how happiness is achieved, how it is protected, and finally analyze a few quotes that show the importance of happiness to the World State as presented in the novel 'Brave New World'.
5. Conflicts in Brave New World
Conflict is a part of daily life. Despite the best efforts of the leaders in the dystopian novel 'Brave New World,' there is still conflict in the World State. Not surprisingly, a great deal of this conflict has to do with John, and the people around him.
6. Meaning of Pneumatic in Brave New World
In 'A Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley, the word 'pneumatic' is used to describe lots of different things. In this lesson, we will take a closer look at how this word is used in the novel.
7. Science as a Means of Control in Brave New World
Aldous Huxley's 1932 classic, 'Brave New World', presents an image of a future dystopia in which perfect stability and an endless happiness reigns. Science is the key instrument in maintaining this happiness--a happiness as silly and stupid as it is endless.
8. Henry Ford in Brave New World
In this lesson, learn about the role that Henry Ford plays in the society of the novel 'Brave New World.' We'll discuss his legacy's religious role, its effects on consumerism, and its influence on the psychological nature of humanity.
9. Brave New World: Setting & Analysis
'Brave New World,' published by Aldous Huxley in 1932, is the story of a futuristic society that finds happiness through drugs and promiscuity. This lesson will look at the theme of the danger of technology. It will also define dystopian fiction.
10. Brave New World Savage Reservation vs. the World State
Aldous Huxley's 1932 dystopian masterpiece, 'Brave New World,' features two vastly different settings: the World State and the Savage Reservation. Through these opposing worlds, Huxley explores the question of who is civilized and who is barbaric.
11. Brave New World: Savage Reservation Rituals & Religion
In ''Brave New World'' by Aldous Huxley, Lenina and Bernard visit the Savage Reservation. Here, they get a peek at what life may have been like if they had not lived in the civilized part of the world.
12. Malpais in Brave New World
Not every place in 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley is as civilized as England. There are still places where life goes on almost as it did before. In this lesson, we will learn more about one of these places, Malpais.
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