Novel Study: Brave New World: Have We Arrived in This Dystopian World?
To what extent is society controlled? Is this control both a positive and negative advancement for society and the individual? How?
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Brave New World presents a futuristic society in which the entire world is controlled by a singular governmental entity called the World State. Humans are genetically bred to follow rules and carry out their respective preordained functions in society. The only form of “happiness” comes from a drug called soma, which provides an artificial escape from negative emotions. As some individuals begin to question the world around them, John, a “Savage” who has been raised outside of the World...
Learning Objectives: Use examples from the novel to distinguish between direct and indirect forms of satire. Discuss how Huxley uses irony to critique and examine his own society. Evaluate which aspects of Huxley’s futuristic society mirror those of society today. Compare and contrast the characters of Bernard, John, and Helmholtz. Identify allusions to historical figures, psychological concepts, and literature.
I am offering this class because I love this book. When I read it for the first time in High School (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth) it made a huge impact on my way of viewing the world. As society and technology has progressed the parallels to this novel continue to amaze. My experience: I have taught this book with my own children and local homeschool groups.
Students will read the assigned chapters prior to class and pre-discussion/vocabulary worksheets distributed by the teacher.
1 file available upon enrollmentTeacher will provide materials. Students will need to obtain a copy of the novel either in paperback or pdf version or even from your local library.
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50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Contains sexual themes and scenes containing torture. May be too intense for some learners.
Sharing my love of learning and philosophy with the future.
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Hello Learners! Welcome to my classroom. My name is Kathy. My education philosophy is The Socratic Method. We learn by asking and answering questions. Our classes will create a circle of inquiry. A space where we are free to explore our ideas...