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Literary Criticism- Brave New World A Utopia is a world that is completely controlled by the government The government controls every aspect of life in a utopia and therefore everyone is always happy In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley the setting is a utopia In this world people are constantly happy babies are cloned and everyone belongs to everyone else The criticism which I chose was written by Margaret Cheney Dawson on February 7th 1932 The argument that Margaret makes is that Brave New World is a lugubrious and heavy-handed piece of propaganda The critic is saying that through the book Brave New World Aldous Huxley is promoting and trying to sell a utopian government I agree with this statement because throughout the book there are examples that prove that Aldous Huxley thinks that a utopian world is a good idea also through his writing Huxley is implying that a utopian world is the only way humanity can survive The most obvious way that Huxley promotes a utopia in his novel is through the words of a character When the Savage John is talking to the World Controller Mustapha Mond about the brave new world which they live in Mond says They like it Its light its childishly simple No strain on the mind or the muscles Seven and a half hours of mild unexhaust- ing labor and then the soma ration and games and unrestricted copulation and the feelies What more can they ask for Huxley 204 I think that the words of this statement by Mond is a very big statement because Huxley is coming out and flatly saying that there is not one bad thing about a utopian world He says that it satisfies everyones needs and that no one is ever unhappy because they do not have a reason to be unhappy I also think that Huxley is trying to make the statement even
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