Brave New World And Dubliners

Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is a thought provoking novel set in a future of genetically engineered people, amazing technology and a misconstrued system of values. Dubliners, written by James Joyce, is a collection of short stories painting a picture of life in Dublin Ireland, near the turn of the 19th century. Though of two completely different settings and story lines, these two works can and will be compared and contrasted on the basis of the social concerns and issues raised within them.
One of the first things stressed in Brave New World is the idea that there is no real discrimination. Though it is true that there is a class system, the classes are derived from ...

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class is conditioned from birth to be completely happy at their station
in life and especially glad that they aren’t of a different class. Aside from the fact that there is no moral basis behind this, for there to actually be discrimination, those being discriminated against would have to know that it was happening and in Brave New World such realizations do not occur. Due to this same fact, there is no gender or racial discrimination either, not even the mention of a nationality; all people in the civilization are simply people. That Huxley created this world of equality may have been an ironic stab at the time in which he lived. Within Dubliners, however, the attitudes toward nationality and gender of the time it was written are present, though not in any astonishing proportion. There is evidence of this in the following
quotation from “The Dead”.
-Well I’m ashamed of you, said Miss Ivors frankly. To say you write for a rag like that. I ...

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of these passages is not in the manner in which love is represented, but rather that it is represented at all because in the civilization which exists within Brave New World such scenes between two
normal people would never appear. No two normal people in the civilization described fall in love, though there is an expression of love by one not of the aforementioned civilization. The reason that Huxley’s future does not contain love is due to the fact that in his world “every one belongs to every one else” and as a result, what need is there for love? Especially if love can be defined as being comfortable and intimate with someone who accepts one for who they are and ...

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