The War of The Worlds + Brave New World

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  • The War of The Worlds
    • Themes
      • Warfare
      • Power
        • Whoever has the better technology holds the power
          • The ways power is obtained in both books are heavily contrasting.
        • Power is gained through  violence
          • The ways power is obtained in both books are heavily contrasting.
      • Fate & Free Will
      • Technology & Modernisation
      • Fear
    • Context
      • Author
        • H.G. Wells was a futurist.
        • Wrote social science fiction
          • Looked into human behaviors in interactions
    • Characters
      • The Narrator
        • The Narrator's unemotional and the only purpose he serves is informing the reader on what's happening.
      • Narrator's brother
      • The Martians
        • Maintain dominance until they are wiped out by something as simple as a bacteria/disease that humans are immune to.
      • The Curate
      • Artilleryman
      • Mrs Elphinstone + Miss Elphnstone
      • Ogilvy
      • Henderson & Stent
      • Lord Garrick
  • Brave New World
    • Themes
      • Technology & Power
        • Power is not so much enforcing law as it is programming citizens to be happy with the law.
          • "Is a matter of sitting, not hitting."
          • Power gained through subduing
            • "Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches"
          • Freedom & Confidement
          • Social Class
          • Isolation
          • Dissatisfaction
          • Science
        • Character
          • John The Savage
          • Bernard Marx
          • Helmholtz Watson
          • Mustapha Mond
            • World controller & former physicist
            • Both believe that purpose is a threat to society
              • The Director of Hatcheries & Discovery
                • "Generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fret-sawyers and stamp collectors are the backbone of society"
                • "We predestine and condition. We decant our babies as socialised human beings, as Alphas and Epsilons, as future sewage workers."
                • "That is the secret of happiness and virtue - liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny"
            • "The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want and they never want what they can't get, and if anything goes wrong, there's Soma."
          • Lenina Crowne
            • "One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments"
          • Linda
          • The Director of Hatcheries & Discovery
            • "Generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fret-sawyers and stamp collectors are the backbone of society"
            • "We predestine and condition. We decant our babies as socialised human beings, as Alphas and Epsilons, as future sewage workers."
            • "That is the secret of happiness and virtue - liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny"
          • Henry Foster
          • Fanny Crowne
        • Context
          • Author
            • Born into the 'elite' class.
            • Grandfather was Thomas Henry Huxley, a biologist who helped Darwin create the theory of evolution.
            • His long time friend Gerald Heard said Aldous' ancestry "brought down a weight of intellectual authority and a momentum of moral obligations"
            • Mother's death gave reminded him that human happiness lasts a short time.
          • Time of publishing

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