Brave New World

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Brave New World by Mind Map: Brave New World

1. Authoritarian Government

1.1. "There were those strange rumors of old forbidden books hidden in a safe in the Controller's study. Bibles, poetry- Ford knew what." ( pg 35)

1.2. World State controls the behavior of its members through the forces of social conformity and social criticism.

1.3. "'It's all right, Directory," he said in a tone of faint derision, 'I won't corrupt them.'" (35)

2. Consumerism

2.1. Government acts as supplier

2.1.1. " Government's an affair of sitting, not hitting. You rule with the brains and the buttocks, never with the fists. For example, there was a conscription of consumption." ( pg. 49)

2.2. What they consume isn't the quality of it but it's the quantity of what the factories are producing

2.3. they view one another, and themselves, as commodities to be consumed like any other manufactured good.

2.4. Way of life

2.5. Question: Who is consuming?

2.6. Mending one's clothing is considered Barbaric

2.6.1. "Ending is better than mending." " So essential when there was under-production; but in an age of machines and the fixation of nitrogen- positively a crime against society." ( pg. 36)

3. Technology

3.1. Henry Ford

3.1.1. "The Introduction of Our Ford's first T-Model.. Chosen as the opening date of the new era." ( pg. 52)

3.1.2. "The was a thing, as I've said before, called Christianity." "Al crosses had their tops cut and became T's."

3.1.3. Ford--> used as a symbol for God and Religion

3.2. Human Factories

3.2.1. Reproduction

3.2.1.1. Castes

3.2.1.1.1. Alpha

3.2.1.1.2. Beta

3.2.1.1.3. Gamma

3.2.1.1.4. Delta

3.2.1.1.5. Elipson

3.3. Completely industrial city

3.3.1. "In the nurseries, the Elementary Class Consciousness lesson was over, the voices were adapting future demand to future industrial supply" (133 iBooks)

4. Conformity/ Lack of Individuality

4.1. Illegal to have family

4.1.1. Try to imagine what 'living with one's family ' meant. They Tried but obviously without the smallest success, pg. 36

4.2. No relationships, they are there to work

4.2.1. "I really do think you ought to be careful. It's such horribly bad form to go on and on like this with ONE man." ( pg.41)

4.2.2. " And seeing that you OUGHT to be a little more promiscuous..." ( pg.43)

4.3. Henry and the Predestinator view Lenina as a “piece of meat”

4.4. Assigned jobs/casts

4.4.1. they are forced to be happy about their assignments

4.5. No Free Choice

4.6. Motto: motto: “Community, Identity, Stability.”

4.7. Children involved in erotic play

4.8. "There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality." ( pg. 37)

4.8.1. By removing religion the government was able to further control the people and conform them.

5. Pleasure/Hapiness

5.1. Mandated by Government

5.2. Sex

5.2.1. They play sexual games

5.2.1.1. "(a little boy and girl) were playing, very gravely and with all the cussed attention of scientists intent on a labour of discovery, a rudimentary sexual game" (86 iBooks)

5.3. Promiscuity

5.4. Feelies

5.4.1. "I hear the new one... There's a love scene on a bearskin rug; they say its marvelous. Every hair of the bear reproduced." ( pg.35)

5.5. SOMA

5.5.1. "Glum, Marx, glum."... "What you need is a gramme of soma." ( pg.55)

5.5.2. there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half- holiday, a gramme for a weekend, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous east ( pg.56)

5.5.3. One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments. ( pg 54) Take a holiday from reality whenever you would like.