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“O brave new world, that has such people in it!”

17 Dec

A. J. MacDonald, Jr.

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“O brave new world, that has such people in it!”

O wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,

That has such people in’t. ~ William Shakespeare, “The Tempest” (Act V, Scene I, ll. 203–206)

“O brave new world,” he repeated. “O brave new world that has such people in it. Let’s start at once.” ~ Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World” (Chapter 8)

See: Brave New World – http://www.huxley.net/bnw/eight.html

See: Brave New World – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

“The title “Brave New World” is a quote from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. It is used by Huxley for several reasons. Firstly it allows him to connect the two stories together and highlights the issue of ‘civillisation’ vs. ‘savagery’ that dominates in both and also helps us to draw parallels between characters such as the savage Caliban in “The Tempest” and John the Savage in “Brave…

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