Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a book that examines a culturally significant text in term of its context.
It places Brave New World within the context of the evolution of the science fiction genre and assesses it as an example of dystopian science fiction. The novel is analysed in detail showing its contextual influences and the way it explores three issues – reproductive technology, urbanisation and dehumanisation. These issues are supported by a close examination of three key scenes in the film – the opening scene, John and the World Controller’s debate and John’s suicide.
This book suits the readability level of senior secondary school students. It is written clearly and makes complex ideas accessible.