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From Alphas to Epsilons: A study of eugenics and social caste in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World from a biographicalperspective
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

AbstractThis essay discusses the concepts of eugenics and social caste in Brave New Worldin relation to Aldous Huxley, from a biographical perspective. The essay analyzes how events and personal relationships of Aldous Huxley have influenced the depiction of the concepts social caste and eugenics in his novel Brave New World. Using sources which recount the travels and the personal encounters that Aldous Huxley made throughout his life, this essay makes comparisons and draws conclusions as to how these eventsand relationshipshave affected the depiction of social caste and eugenics in Brave New World

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2017. , 31 p.
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Eugeni cs, social caste, biographical, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, biographical criticism
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62645DiVA: diva2:1091633
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Available from: 2017-04-28 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2017-04-28Bibliographically approved

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