Brave New World

Brave New World

In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, John the Savage, unlike other major characters, was not brought up in the ?brave new world? of modern day London. Explain how his upbringing in what we see as a more traditional human society contributed to his actions and experiences throughout the novel.

The character John, or the Savage, is one of the central figures on Aldous Huxley?s futuristic novel Brave New World. He is used primarily as a way of comparing the values of modern society ? Huxley?s ?brave new world? ? with those of our society on the 20th and 21st centuries. Since he grew up on an ?uncivilized? Savage reservation instead of in ?civilized? contemporary society, he has no experience with the shallow happiness and expected promiscuity of this society?s citizens, of feelies or soma or alcohol-stunted Epsilons. These aspects of modern society seem sick and wrong to him, as the ancient customs and rituals of the Savages seem alien and insane to Bernard and Lenina. This difference in John?s upbringing allows him to view modern society with more knowledge and understanding than anyone raised in it is able; to them it seems like the only way

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