English 1022E Lecture Notes - Aldous Huxley, Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, Mimesis

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= no place can ever be a utopia. Heavenly world represents the limit of desire. Hellish world represents the limit of repugnance. The story is more of a comedy the more heavenly it gets. The story is more of a tragedy the more hellish it gets. Written against the background of totalitarianism and fascism in response to. Most science fiction builds on scientific ideas: Test tube babies were also a possibility and being talked about. Sex hormone treatment still in a primitive state. Huxley took these scientific thoughts and put them in bnw. These ideas are credible to the reader. Utopia = nonexistent place the could never exist that is the best, greatest place. Takes us into a society that superficially looks better than his was. Will see that the utopia of bnw is really a dystopia. Parallel between miranda (tempest) and savage (bnw) League of nations/united nations is a world government, like the world.

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