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Point of View
In Brave New World, the point of view the author uses is 3 rd
Jashkal Germelusperson Omniscient. Throughout the book, the narrator actually
gives out the most information about the characters, what the
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characters are actually doing, and things the characters don’t
even know about themselves. He (The Narrator) provides most of
the information himself about the society.
In the novel, Huxley uses imagery often, and most of the time he
includes animalistic characteristics to describe the characters. I
think he does this in order to make the “civilization” that the
humans have built look less primitive than they think they are,
making it ironic. Examples include when the Delta children were
looking at Linda with the stupid Curiosity of animals. Or in
chapter 18 where John starts whipping himself as a punishment
and the helicopters surrounded him are described as Locusts,
again, making the civilization seem rather primitive.
Syntax *****
In a few places in the novel, Huxley doesn’t use quotations or
“he/she said’s” to describe characters talking or interacting with
each other. I first noticed it when the director was teaching the
students about Bokanovsky's Process in chapter 1. He begins
with quotations when he first starts talking, then as soon as he
gets into the bulk of the lesson the quotations cease. I thought
this was very prominent because it immediately grabbed my
attention, and I had to read that one section a few times to
understand what was going on, and who was actually speaking in
that moment, as I thought it was actually the narrator speaking
in that moment.
In the beginning of the novel, Huxley states that humans during
this time are made in bottles. Since then, the mention of bottles
is very often afterwards, like on Lenina and Henry's date, with
almost everything they did, they seemed to be “bottled.” When
they were crossing the street, when they were on the elevator,
etc. the author makes it a point to make the readers realize that
these two are trapped, which makes readers question what are
they trapped in? why are they trapped? Which makes the
symbolism of bottles a very important part of this novel.
There are many allusions in this novel, one more than one
occasion, and John quotes Shakespeare’s works while he was
talking to Leina. Mostly The Tempest, he says things like "Oh,
you so perfect, so perfect and so peerless are created of every
creature's best.” John says all of these to Leina, trying to prove
himself that he really does love her, and what other way to do
that than allude to Shakespearean love? There are also allusions
to Christianity, historical figures (Henry Ford), and music.
Writing style
Huxley likes to delay extremely important information until after
the fact that it already happened. He gives a tiny bit of
information, but not actually enough to piece it together on your
own. This taunting style comes to light the most at the end
where we discover that John has died, where the only hint we
have that he is in fact dead, is after the mass orgy everyone is
looking for him, and Huxley describes his feet as just hanging in
the air.
Writing Style
The writing style is this book is also weirdly accurate. Everything
is in the world state has a formula to it kind of, everything has to
be done in a specific way, almost as if a scientist had wrote the
novel and not an author. Examples of this include the “eighty

but I grouped it in with syntax because it is what I thought was the closest that I actually knew of.Jashkal Germelus 8/2/15 “Brave New World” Assignment 2 ***** I was not sure of the technique he was using actually was. .

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