The Concept of Happiness in Huxley’s Brave New World

Journal Title: European Modern Studies Journal - Year 2017, Vol 1, Issue 2

Abstract

The theme of A. Huxley’s creative work is quite common, since the problems raised by this writer are still relevant today. One of Huxley’s most well-known works is the anti-utopian novel Brave New World (1932), in which he depicted an ideal society based on technocracy and consumption. The object of Huxley’s criticism includes various forms of totalitarianism, which entail the eradication of human spirituality, beauty and unification as well as the suppression of human freedom. The purpose of this research work is to analyze the concept of happiness in Huxley's novel Brave New World, as well as to define and characterize the means that helped the writer reveal this concept in the text. Huxley skillfully shows that “planned happiness” simply cannot exist, and the loss of individuality for the sake of industrial development leads to the degradation of the individual.

Authors and Affiliations

Ielizaveta Iakovenko, Anzhelika Lomaka

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Ielizaveta Iakovenko, Anzhelika Lomaka (2017). The Concept of Happiness in Huxley’s Brave New World. European Modern Studies Journal, 1(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-616159