Brave New World Prophetic or Apocalyptic?. Prophetic : predictive; presageful or portentous Apocalyptic : predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total/universal destruction. A collision of cultures to shake our beliefs as readers.
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Prophetic: predictive; presageful or portentous
Apocalyptic: predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total/universal destruction
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Allusions: references to history or literature
Kapital, expresses his belief that the fundamental factor in the development of society is the method of production and exchange. Karl Marx called religion the opium of the people; in Huxley's Brave New World, soma is substituted for religion.
increases in the standard of living would be impossible. In the World State, mandatory birth-control regulates the growth of population.
Periodic table in 1869Telephone in 1876
Light bulb in 1879
E=mc2 in 1887
Germ theory of disease in 1890
Radium in 1899
Radio tube in 1905, transmitter in 1914
Insulin in 1922
Sliced bread in 1928
Jet engine in 1937
Huxley realized that these advances, which were welcomed as progress, were full of danger. Man had built higher than he could climb; man had unleashed power he was unable to control.
EQ: How does Huxley present his message to the reader through allusion and satire? ELACC12RL9: Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of literature.