Aldoux Huxley "Brave New World" Annotated Bibliography

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Michael BanksEnglish 1102-Mrs. SullivanAnnotated Bibliography19, November 2010Brave New WorldAeschliman, M.D. "Why Shakespeare Was Not a Relativist and Why It Matters Now." Journal of Education (Boston University) 180.3 (1998): 57-66. In "Brave New World", Aldous Huxley's increasingly significant orgy satire, he depicted the works of Shakespeare as the last repository of humanity (Aeschliman 57). Today self-reliance in the world of market capitalism has made human decency weaken (59). For Shakespeare this world of 'self-reliant' relativism and antinomian 'enlightenment' was lethal. As Aldous Huxley discerned, and showed in "Brave New World", Shakespeare hated the world of liberated impulse for which Whitman would later evangelize (66)."Aldous Huxley Interview. 2007, Film. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIo4H7T- NB8>.Huxley talks how to control people by hypnotics and the future of man kind. Huxley also talks about controlling people by providing him or her with propaganda and then brainwashing him or her.Aliprandini, Michael. "Aldous Huxley: Early Life and Works." Biography 2006. 1-2. Web. 19 Oct 2010. Literary Reference Center. EBSCO. 2010. Retrieved at Georgia Perimeter College. <http://web.ebscohost.com/lrc/detail?vid=28&hid=119&sid=18234e7b- b59a43698c5f22c9be90e15f%40sessionmgr112&bdata=JnNpdGU9bHJjLWxpd mU%3d#db=lfh&AN=19358584>.Aldous Huxley was born into a renowned English family in 1894. Huxley works were creative and in all he published 47 books during his career. But his single most famous book remains "Brave New World," a combination of science fiction, politics, and satire that depicts a negative vision of what the future could hold. He set out to write about the social and intellectual climate change between the two world wars that were marked by major changes on an international scale. H.G. Wells, a contemporary man of Huxley's time, wrote novels that explored the future from an optimistic viewpoint. Wells found Huxley's negative view of science and technology to be troubling because of his writing's about experiments in genetic engineering (Aliprandini 1-2).Bloom, Harold, and Peter Firchow. "Satirical versus Futuristic Readings." Infobase Publishing 2004. Web. 18 Oct 2010. Literary Reference Center. EBSCO. 2010. Retrieved at Georgia Perimeter College. <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=16390497&sit e=lrc-live.>.This article is intended to show that Huxley had no intention for this novel to be a satire of the future. The present is what matters most in "Brave New World". Huxley only uses the lens of future time in order to discover the common failures of the present day. "Huxley once suggested that the theme of the novel is not the progression of new technology; it is the advancement of science as it affects human individuals and the possibilities it presents both small scope community and national government (Bloom)."Bowering, Peter. Aldous Huxley: A Study...

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