Brave New World
Parodies: Mass production lines – baby assembly line.
Religious services – Solidarity 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’
“ 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
“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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