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Percy Fowl Reads: Brave New World

Brave New World is a classic dystopian novel that was written by Aldous Huxley. Brave New World is like most dystopian novels; the society in Brave New World is originally shown to be perfect. In this particular piece of dystopia, people are mass produced and are controlled to fit the needs of society. This dystopian novel takes place in London, England. This means that the people of this society won’t have any freedom but they will happy. One of the main concern of this book is to discuss whether happiness or freedom is more important. 

One of the main characters of the book, Bernard realizes how messed up the society is. He wants to be free and be able to control his own will. However, Bernard knows this type of thinking in this society is oppressed and deleted. This is why Bernard keeps this thinking to himself and a few others. 

Later in the story, Bernard disobeys orders from a person of higher status. He goes to a location that is off-limits to anyone of the society. He does make a friend in doing so. This friend’s name is John. Bernard takes John and John’s mother, Linda, back to London. Bernard shows John around London. As a former savage, John is amazed by all of this and how far behind the savage reservation was. Bernard also introduces John to Helmholtz Watson, another friend of Bernard. 

John’s mother dies because of a overdose of soma. Soma is a drug that people in this society to be happy. Soma can make happy but it is forced happiness and it could kill you. This is another concern expressed in book is this. If you haven’t noticed already, the questions this book asks are mainly about happiness and what happiness is truly wroth.

All in all, this was an amazing book. This was one of the best classic dystopian novels that I have ever read. On scale of 1-10, I would give this book a 9 in the genera of dystopia. This is a novel that I would recommend to anyone over the age of 13.

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