Brave New World

Brave New World

  • Submitted By: getbig614
  • Date Submitted: 10/30/2008 12:19 PM
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Luke Melcher
Period 1

The allusion to Ford in the book is taken from the inventor known as Henry Ford. He was a leading manufacturer of American automobiles such as the Model T and produced a production method known as the assembly line used for assembling cars. This idea is applied to the creation of Alpha, Beta, Deltas, Gammas, and Epsilons in factories run by workers that run an assembly line of scientifically created people. Mass production is considered to be essential and certain techniques are used to produce citizens with desired characteristics.

The allusion to Lenina in the book is from a revolutionary leader known as Vladimir Lenin. He was a Bolshevik leader during the Russian Revolution who followed Marxism. He had disciplined organization and removed false consciousness such as religion to exploit people easier. This personality type is applied to Lenina because she is a follower of these philosophies as are the majority of citizens living in London. She believes in the proficiency of the hierarchy system that is practiced.

The allusion to the Malthusian Drill in the book is taken from an economist known as Thomas Malthus. He was best known for his theories on increasing population rapidly but tended to reject the solution of birth control as a means for limiting population. In relation to the story, this is ironic because a belt named after him is used as a contraceptive like birth control. The women in the World State each have their own Malthusian belt.

The allusion to Benito Hoover in the book is taken from a dictator of Italy known as Benito Mussolini and former U.S. president Herbert Hoover. He was once the girlfriend of Lenina and is considered to be too hairy with his clothes off. Bernard also disliked him. With Mussolini being a fascist leader, this character was used to help reinforce the concepts of socialism in the World State. Herbert Hoover believed there was a technical solution for every...

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