Brave New World Rhetorical Analysis

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Aldous Huxley’s tone towards society in the writing of Brave New World could be described as satirical and infantile. It is the opposite of modern society, and taking it to the extreme. Citizens of the Word State are not discriminated against and segregated based on the color of their skin, such as in the conditioning of the Deltas shown on the group tour of the Hatchery. “Not exclusively pink and Aryan, but also luminously Chinese, also Mexican, also apoplectic with too much blowing of celestial trumpets, also pale as death, pale with the posthumous whiteness of marble” (18). In the fictional society, citizens are judged based on their assigned caste, represented by different colors of clothing, with their conditioning since birth causing them to accept these…show more content…
Also satirized are the ideas of monogamy, sex, and the use of drugs all in the name of entertainment and artificial happiness. “For a very long period before the time of Our Ford, and even for some generations afterwards, erotic play between children had been regarded as abnormal (there was a roar of laughter); and not only abnormal, actually immoral (no!): and had therefore been rigorously suppressed,” the Director recounted to mesmerised children, and before this, he had sent off what he wished to refer to as an abnormal boy to a psychologist; something must have been wrong, if he wanted to defy the status quo and refuse erotic play with his peers (50). Last but not least, perhaps one of the most revolting and off-putting things to the people of the World State, is even the slightest mention of “viviparous reproduction,” or natural childbirth.

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