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Everyone belongs to everyone in the World State. There are no mothers or fathers or families as all children are born in test tubes.
Their classes, intelligence, height, almost everything are predetermined. And unless one is in the upper classes Alpha and Betahe or she probably has twins. There is no genuine love or individuality. The society is completely controlled.
No one is alone in the World State, as that idea is taught very early on to all children. Bernard Marx is an Alpha male in the World State.
Bernard often isolates himself from the others, as he has unorthodox thoughts about sex and community events. Much of this is the result of Bernard being physically different, as Bernard is much shorter than his other Alpha male counterparts. Even though Bernard has the intelligence of an Alpha, his insecurity with his height causes him to alienate himself from others.
Helmholtz Watson is also an Alpha male in the World State, in which he works as a lecturer for a University. Like Bernard, Helmholtz is dissatisfied with the World State because his writing is monitored and therefore meaningless.
Helmholtz isolates himself because he is too intelligent and can see deeper into the society than others. But even though Helmholtz does not like the World State, there are moments when he shows qualities of an average Alpha.
For instance, when reading Shakespeare, which is banned, Helmholtz finds his writing genius but laughs at the thought of having a mother, something that only a person of the World State would laugh at.
Helmholtz too alienates himself from others but for the reason in which he finds himself too intellectual. John was born on a reservation, one of the few places where old world qualities still exist.
People speak extinct languages and follow religions such as Christianity. Children are born from mothers. People can get sick and grow old. All of which is nonexistent in the World State. John grew up his entire life hearing about how great the World State was.
Bernard took a trip to the reservation, and after hearing their story, brought them back with him. John was instantly famous and was known as the Savage. John did not like the World State as much as he thought he would.
John had a hatred for soma, a drug which produces the hallucinations of a vacation. John cannot live in this society, so he lives in an abandoned lighthouse separated from everyone.
Alienation is shown in all three of the the main characters throughout Brave New World, in which they are different from the rest of the society and do not fit in.THE GREATEST ADVENTURES – What follows is a list of of my favorite adventure novels published during the Nineteenth Century (–, according to my eccentric but persuasive periodization schema) and during the Twentieth Century’s first eight decades (–).
Start studying CSET English Subtest 1. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Aldous Huxley "Brave New World" () Emily Bronte "Wuthering Heights" - "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin - "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.
Epic. Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are the two literary works that accentuate the theme of alienation in the classical societies that they were explicitly set to represent.
The following contribution deals with an interesting case of intertextuality. It compares the text of Huxley's Brave New World (BNW) both with one of its possible precursors and with one of its possible successors, namely the famous dystopia We by the Russian writer Yevgeni Zamyatin and Kurt Vonnegut's first novel Player Piano (PP).These two literary works provide interesting material in order.
Ancient and early modern precursors. There are a number of ancient or early modern texts including a great many epics and poems that contain fantastical or "science-fictional" elements, yet were written before the emergence of science fiction as a distinct genre.
Alienation in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Alienation Main Characters The novel presents two men as the main protagonists, Bernard Max, who as an alpha male desires to be part of the "World State" but struggles to do so due to his weak physique, and John, who rejects the "World State" and is also rejected from the indian society following a more Shakespearean way of life.