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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley’s grim picture of the future, where scientific and social developments have turned life into a tragic travesty. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 79]

Brave New World

picture of world’s condition 600 years from now. [Br. Lit.: Brave New World]
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Mustapha Mond was a scientist before serving as a world controller.
Mustapha Mond, a World Controller, describes its achievements thus:
But the stamp of the World Controller's Office was at the head of the paper and the signature of Mustapha Mond, bold and black, across the bottom.
In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right to be unhappy.
Until that happens, I'll occasionally ponder who to cast as John the Savage and Mustapha Mond.
Wells and Sir Alfred Mond in the composite figure of Mustapha Mond because he considered both men proponents of antihumanistic rationalization--the reorganization of society on an allegedly more scientific, more efficient, more technological basis.
However, by the time Mustapha Mond enters the novel in chapter 3, he is hailed as "his lordship" (BNW 37), Henry Ford's disciple and successor--not "Alfred Mond or Henry Ford" but both.
13) Instead, Huxley tells a thoroughly ironic tale in which three malcontents--John Savage, Bernard Marx, and Helmholtz Watson--fail to dislodge Mustapha Mond, one of the World State's Controllers, or even to shake his confidence.
After about a fortnight, Bernard conducts the Savage to Mustapha Mond, and John delivers an unfavorable verdict.
Yet Mustapha Mond and his fellow World Controllers are a parody of the Samurai who run things in Wells's A Modern Utopia.
II: 11314) When Huxley ranks the break-up of the family "among the greatest of our Anglo-Saxon blessings" (The Decline of the Family" II: 116), he sounds disconcertingly like Mustapha Mond.
This foreshadows Mustapha Mond echoing Henry Ford to proclaim that "History is bunk" (BNW 38), irrelevant nonsense in light of changed circumstances.