Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (Bloom's Guides) by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

Aldous Huxley's courageous New global, a part of Chelsea condominium Publishers' Bloom's courses assortment, provides concise serious excerpts from courageous New international to supply a scholarly review of the paintings. This finished learn advisor additionally beneficial properties "The tale at the back of the tale" which information the stipulations lower than which courageous New global used to be written. This identify additionally features a brief biography on Aldous Huxley and a descriptive record of characters.

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Both passages concern the extreme purity of the heroine. By piling the significance of whiteness—virginity, purity, chastity—onto Lenina, John creates an image of her as the embodiment of all these things. Lenina, however, is neither virginal nor chaste, which has the potential to cause much friction between John’s expectations of Lenina and Lenina herself. John is interrupted by the sound of buzzing; the helicopter carrying Bernard is landing outside. He just has time to run from the room and through the open window before he meets Bernard, who is, of course, expecting him.

The supreme deity in Bernard’s society is not a larger-than-life individual but the aggregate of all human individuals in one mass being. After the singing of the hymns, the Solidarity Group engages in a sort of pentecostal frenzy, the synthetic voice instructing them to listen for the feet of the Greater Being. Soon, one of the members (Morgana) jumps up, claiming to hear him, prompting the others to follow suit. Bernard, “feeling that it was time for him to do something . . ’ But it wasn’t true.

Dr. Shaw admits that, at this rate of consumption, the soma will kill Linda in a matter of months. No one but John, however, see this as a problem, and even John is convinced that Linda will be happier living two months in bliss than years in unhappiness. Dr. ” Bernard escorts John around London, touring everything from the Weather Department’s balloon in the sky to the 53 Electrical Equipment Corporation to Eton, the futuristic incarnation of England’s prestigious boarding school. John is less than impressed.

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