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English Lecture 08 - Oct 7

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Western University
English 1022E
David Bentley

ENGLISH 1022E October 7 , 2010 ENGLISH – Lecture 6 INDUCTION EXPOSITION “Negation of the present” The Perennial Philosophy (1945) The Doors of Perception (1954) “It the doors of perception … cleansed, everything would appear as it is, infinite.” – William Blakz ESSAY #2, TOPIC #2 a) “When Bernard…” p. 79 b) “The Savage…” p. 215, “…undisturbed,” p. 217 BRAVE NEW WORLD… o To create backstory, he brings us to a lecture, and we listen to what is going on, what is happening. We become the students of the Director giving the lecture. We become, with the narrator, privy to the study before us. o The evil here is so ordinary, so normal, that people are used to it. Test tube children reduced to the level of plants with the term “bud”. Responds by budding. It’s also an assembly line: MASS PRODUCTION. Causes us to adopt a judgemental perspective of what is going on. Elimination of individuality. o Fertilizing room: the light is cold, dead, and lifeless. o Chapter One and Two: inducts us into this world, exposes us to the evil that lays dormant there, the abnormality. o Chapter Three: shifts into an entirely different narrative technique: montage. Like in the movies, the technique by the Russian Eisenstein, where you lay two strips of film together, and switch back and forth. In the third chapter, Huxley does four pieces, weaving them together. “Musicalization of Fiction” weaving and interweaving and juxtaposition of different snippets of characters and storyline. Mustapha Mond: “Mond” a play on the French word for world. Lenina: talking to her friend about the sex life that’s not there. They get shorter and shorter entries, so that he
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