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Brave New World  

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Parodies Mass production lines – baby assembly line.     

Religious servicesSolidarity Service.  ‘T’ replaces Cross as symbol – Bradbury T,  Charing T’  ‘Our Ford’, ‘ Big Henry’  Even Blasphemy:  Oh Ford!”  (22)  His Fordship Mustapha Mond

Platitudes, slogans and clichés:  ‘history is bunk’ ‘no leisure from pleasure’ ‘ending is better than mending’ (consumerism)  “more stitches less riches”

 Soma: ‘All the advantages of Christianity; none of its defects’, ‘a gramme is better than a damn’  ‘one cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments’

Assonance:

 “ when the individual feels, society reels”   ‘no leisure from pleasure – no time to think.

Euphemisms: ‘viviparous’ child-bearing, ‘decanted’ born.

Acronyms:  V.P.S. – Violent Passion Surrogate

Coinage/neologism -  wambling meaning wobbling.

Jargon - Scientific, technical terminology:

Ectogenesis – test tube incubation

Neo-Pavlovian conditioning, Hypnopaedia,  “words, words without reason” (21) all state slogans become axiomatic, self-evident, utterly indisputable.  (32).

Bokanovsky process,  - egg buds, proliferates and divides to produce up to 96 identical twins.

Freemartins – sterile – neutered  -  trans sexual or  eunuchs?

Lupus – inflammatory skin disease.

Soma – replaced all former drugs:  “Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant’   ‘All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol, none of their defects’  (45)  Used to pacify the masses – People under the influence of chemical substances don’t rebel or revolt.

Brachycephalic  - short wide head.

Dolichocephalic  -  long headed

Irony:

Changed collocations

What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder”  (16) originally: What God has joined let no man put asunder”  from Anglican Marriage ceremony.

“All men are physico-chemically equal. (61)   originally  “all men are equal”  Declaration of Rights of man.

“Big Henry” replaced “Big Ben” famous clock in Westminster.


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