Harriet Vane Posted August 11, 2012 Share Posted August 11, 2012 I just finished Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and I just do not understand why it's considered great literature. I have a degree in English and think this is one of those books that, like many modern works, is famous because it is dark, irreverent, and shocking. It's not particularly well written. Description is distinctly lacking. The allegory is obvious and falls flat. The constant reference to sex is off-putting, particularly those passages that talk about conditioning sexual behavior in young children. The decisions to allow the two modern misfits to live on an island are inconsistent with the totalitarian society--I would have thought they would have some sort of "treatments" or be killed. The decision to let the Savage become a hermit is also inconsistent. What is it that I am missing about this book? Why did it make Sonlight's list? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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