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)


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)