Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World. Essay
In Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World, John the Savage is a combination of the two societies in which he exists. He is also an outsider in both. By having such a removed character, Huxley is able to create the perfect foil that brings out the flaws within the societies. As an outsider, John sees some of the paradoxes that exist in the New World.
Upon coming to the New World, John sees religious influence in certain objects and customs although Mustapha Mond says that religion has become unnecessary. Mond claims that the society is "independent of
God," (p. 233) however there are still strong undertones of religious sanctity and ritual within the society. In essence, the sign of the …show more content…
Work is bound in a "limp black leather-surrogate and stamped with large golden T's" (p. 217-18) which when compared to the appearance of many Bibles, is strikingly similar. The usage of word "limp" to describe the book implies that it has been read numerous times and is an old, cherished book. And by simply stating that "large golden T's" are stamped on the book signify importance and even a bit of extravagance. The placement of the book is also significant because by being "under the window" (p. 217) it allows the book to bask in the light. In the Christian religion, light is symbolically linked to the truth and purity; therefore, if the two societies are as similar as they seem to be, it is only fair to assume that My Life and Work is a well-read religiously themed book that is basking in the purifying light. John enters the new with the idea that