Brave New World


ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

In this unit, while reading the novel Brave New World (as well as some companion non-fiction texts and videos), here are some overall guiding questions to keep in mind:
Is there such a thing as "true happiness?"
  1. What does it mean to be human?
  2. What is the role of government when it comes to freedom?
  3. What is the effect of science and technology on society?
  4. What is dystopian fiction and what is its purpose?
  5. How do readers make meaning from texts?

Below you will find the assignments required for the reading of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Before Reading


The "Before Reading" Brave New World Anticipation/Reaction Guide


BNW: Meet the Author

Aldous Huxley Article
Questions for the Aldous Huxley Article

Dystopia

"Dystopia: Definition & Characteristics" Handout
"Today vs. Utopia" Assignment

Science & Technology in the 1930s

"1932 - The Year of publication of Huxley's Brave New World" Reading
Questions for the "1932 - The Year of publication of Huxley's Brave New World" Reading

Literature: Terms to Know for Understanding

//Brave New World// Allusions and Terms Handout

During Reading




After Reading