Appendix:Brave New World

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Brave New World is a 1931 novel by the British author Aldous Huxley, first published in 1932.

Social classes[edit]

The futuristic world depicted in Brave New World features some social classes.

  • Alpha (the upper class)
  • Beta (the second upper class)
  • Gamma (the middle class)
  • Delta (the second lower class)
  • Epsilon (the lower class)
  • Double-Plus (the superior subdivision among Alphas)
  • Plus (the superior subdivision among Alphas, Betas, Gammas or Deltas, but inferior to Double-Plus)
  • Minus (the inferior subdivision among Alphas, Betas, Gammas or Deltas)
  • savage (a person outside the integrated portions of society, and therefore separate from all classes)

Culture[edit]

The people of Brave New World display peculiarities in politic and social behavior, reflected in their speech.

  • AF (initialism of After Ford)
  • After Ford (after Henry Ford's Model T)
  • a doctor a day keeps the jim-jams away (go to the doctor regularly)
  • a gramme is better than a damn (use the drug soma regularly)
  • Community, Identity, Stability (the motto of the society)
  • ending is better than mending (buy new things instead of fixing old ones)
  • everyone belongs to everyone else (be promiscuous)
  • one cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments (use the drug soma to avoid sorrow)
  • the more stitches, the less riches (do not fix old things)
  • when the individual feels, the community reels (do not feel sorrow)

Technology and facilities[edit]

  • Bokanovsky's process (the process of creating dozens of siblings at once)
  • bokanovskify (to use the Bokanovsky's process upon)
  • Conditioning Centre (the place where people learn how to behave, based on brainwashing)
  • Hatchery (the place where people are created)
  • Malthusian belt (a belt that holds contraceptives)
  • soma (the perfect drug)