The book that I read was Brave New World. It was written by
Aldous Huxley. Huxley was born in England on July 26, 1894.
He came to the States in 1937. Throughout his writing career
he wrote many types of things. His works included novels,
poetry, and essays.Huxley had established himself as a
prestigious writer by the time that he was thirty.He also
received the Award of Merit for his novel Island., from the
American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died Nov. 22 1963.
I want to give you some background about the book before
I get into the theme.The book itself takes place in a
futuristic London. The entire Western Europe is controlled
by one man, the Ford. The Ford's name is Mustapha
Mond. In this society all of the people are hatched. The idea
of people Giving birth is repulsive as well as is the idea of
anyone wanting to be alone. Every persons future is predetermined.
They are made to fit a cast system And they can never break
away from that cast. Some people are smart and well respected
and others are looked at like they are the scum of the earth.
The primary objective of This society is to be social. To have
fun, and to have sex with no commitment. Dealing with problems
is no problem for these people because of a drug called Soma.
Soma is like a tranquilizer that puts you in a place that you want
to be and has no side-effects. So they never have to face reality.
The book is centered around four main Characters The Director of
Hatcheries and Conditioning, a scientist named Lenina , another
scientist Bernard and the Savage,John.
The theme of the book is that people need to be looked as
an individual with specific needs and concerns and feelings
not that we should all be the same way all of the time The theme
of the book starts with John. John is a young man that has lived
his entire life on an Indian reservation. And has had no contact