BlurbFar in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent, harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
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first of all, i am very happy that i purchased an edition with a beautiful introduction of yuval noah harari. „the climatic dialogue between mustapha mond and john the savage is among the most profound discussions of technology, happiness and the meaning of life in modern western philosophy.“ i followed his advice and as i reached this dialogue, in other words the culmination, i could clearly see how society destroyed a moral in order to reach an eternal comfort. we are striving for a society which would have no trouble in living, no choice and no problems, but if no bad side exists will we continue to stay human? because we are the creatures, for whom it’s natural to make mistakes, to fight for something. and as we see in this book, pressing a natural „bad“ side of human turns them into a vegetable (nice phrase which use to describe people during totalitarian regime in ukraine) and completely erases a personality. „you got rid of them. yes, that’s just like you. getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it, whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them… but you don’t do either. neither suffer nor oppose. you just abolish the slings and arrows. it’s too easy.“ and further consequences, which we can see is a disappearance of all forms of art because what? right, because the point of art is highlighting problems in society and a person in an aesthetically pleasing way. and as an example there was a shakespeare and a bible, which was considered to be „a pornographic literature“. but of course we need no problems. but still we will continue „to advance“ to a flawless society, a brave new world. at this point, we will have to try also to save a morality, cherish culture and literature and don’t reject our natural human side.
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Good despite itself, as the only really sympathetic character is Lenina. The whole cast of protagonists make their case even more ridiculous than it would already be.
Düster und in einigen Punkten erschreckend genau auf den Punkt. Leider hat es in vielen Abschnitten echte Längen. Regt aber dennoch auch zum nachdenken an.
Misfritz.com informiert Was gefällt, ist das Kolorit, wie er Zeitgenössisches abfackelt. Dann wiederum nervt er, schreibt einfach aus der Wikipedia ab, langweilt mit pseudo-wissenschaftlicher Sprache. Problem: Er kann nicht wirklich schreiben.