Brave New World study guide contains a biography of Aldous gods Pookong and Jesus, where a young man slowly proceeds around a pile of Bernard and Lenina meet Linda, John's mother, who rejoices at seeing civilized people again. . Introduction to Brave New World · Relationship to Other Books. Brave New World is partly a statement of ideas (expressed by characters with no At the Reservation, Bernard and Lenina meet John, a handsome young . Faith in Christ has been replaced by Faith in Ford, a mythologized version of . bottle-birth, and sexual promiscuity means there is no monogamy, marriage, or family. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley has been reviewed by Focus on the Family's marriage and Bernard realizes Linda and John are his bargaining chips.
In the World State, the figurehead of the religion is Henry Ford. This obvious replacement indicates to me that Huxley is alluding to the arbitrary nature by which people select the figureheads of their religions.
I think that this is a commentary on the ability of mankind to construct a religion from any person, and the centre of any religion is perfectly random.
An intriguing way that Huxley used religion in his novel Brave New World as a social commentary was drawing parallels between the Christian church and the religion of drugs and sex in the World State.
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World- Dystopian or Utopian?
One example of this parallel is the ritualistic drinking of the soma in a group setting, which seems to be a direct reference to the taking of the Eucharist. The inversion of these characteristics, especially the glorification of drug use and promiscuity and the condemnation of monogamy, allowed me to think about the deeper workings of religion.
I think that Huxley was attempting to open the mind of the reader up to the idea of the fickle nature of religion, about how what is considered holy and sacrosanct in one generation could be what is highly condemned the next, and vice versa. This is also demonstrated in the seemingly random nature of the selection of the figureheads of religion.
Huxley achieves this with his overarching satire of religion and the way he makes both bold and subtle allusions to religion of his time and what it could potentially evolve into. The act of sex has been almost completely separated from reproduction through these methods and the widespread accessibility of contraceptives and abortion centres.
A culture of promiscuous sexual activity is established with members of the World State actively encouraged to take multiple partners and actively avoid monogamy.
This popular statement reveals a tacit understanding that everyone is available for, and wants to engage in, sexual activity with whomever they wish. The extreme of this attitude can again be seen exhibited by Fanny.
John the Savage
The slogan here perpetuates a culture in which consent is irrelevant, or possibly even unheard of. Works Cited Huxley, Aldous. There is a rigid caste system, no natural births therefore no familiesand no romantic relationships. However, the sexual freedom to be promiscuous sacrifices the possibility for growing deeper connections with others.
Despite the sexual polyamory privileged by the majority, there are anomalies within the population. We are supposed to think "Hmmm I wouldnt think of a John as a savage. He has an educated diction and can quote Shakespeare easily to support his arguments.
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RelationshipsJohn has a peculiar relationship with Lenina. He admits to loving her and she to liking him, but after she tries to sleep with him he refuses to even look at her again. John and Helmoltz have a friendly relationship where they both have interest in poetry and despise the brainwashing of society. Bernard and John start out as friends because of their simillar ideals but John comes to feel used by him.
ThemeJohn the savage furthers Huxley's theme of the loss of morality due to industrialization by sticking to his morals to the point of death in the end. John tries to leave civilization to escape its immoral ways and temptations. However, because John seems to be the only moral person everyone else views him as a spectacle and brings civilization's ways to him with a feely featuring him and an orgy at the lighthouse.
John is the only "uncivilized" person of the society and is the only one with true morals. He is the typical character who does not fit in with the rest of society.