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Aldous Huxley because he was ill most of the time and since the world he live in was corrupt tried to make a perfect world seem possible in Brave New World and Island Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on July 26 1894 at Godalming in the county of Surrey As a young boy Aldous was quite docile and usually kept to himself He had an unusually large head for his size and his family nicknamed him Ogie as in Ogre His brother Julian once said He sat quiet most of the time contemplating the strangeness of things He showed some quality some innate superiority which called for respect even in the nursery jungle This recognition dawned when Aldous was five and I was a prep school boy of twelveBedford 3 Aldous liked to complain frequently and his mother once gave him a milk mug which bore the inscription Oh isnt the world flat with nothing whatever to grumble atBedford 10 He began writing poems at age nine and was labeled as a troubled child because of his odd observations of everyday occurrences When he was 14 he attended college at Eton and was an outstanding student but never gained more than a casual interest in sports During the winter of 1911 Aldous began having trouble with his eyes One morning they were swollen and extremely red His vision rapidly decreased and within a few weeks Aldous was blind The diagnosis was ultimately keratitis punctata an inflammation of the cornea He attended sessions once a week for injections into the eyes of penicillin and cortisone The actual inflammation subsided gradually which left opacities in the corneas extremely impairing sight The damage had been done Aldous now on his own began to teach himself braille and to type on a portable typewriter As time progressed he also taught himself the piano
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