Kassandra Gervasi Trope Finder
Brave New World
In the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, the most apparent trope are the dystopian societies and the “odd one out”. This is relevant to my novel because it takes place in a dystopian society where the government controls the state. In “Brave New World”, procreate offspring in the Central London Hatchery, conditioning people according to their place in society. Before the babies are born, they chose a social status for the offspring and mutate its genes according to its job. For example, the chemical workers become immune to lead poisoning and other chemical diseases to facilitate their job according to their environment. As for the odd one out, there is a young man named John, also known as “The Savage". He is an outsider both on the Reservation where the natives still practice marriage, natural birth, family life and religion and the seemingly civilised World State, based on principles of stability and shallow happiness. This character who comes in out of the blue and disrupts society is a very common trope used in many novels such as Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and many more.
The trope of dystopian societies is used to portray the superior power that governments have. In societies like this, they have all the power to do nearly anything that comes to their mind. In this story, they decide the fate of each individual before they are even born. I feel like this trope was not used perfectly. It was very unrealistic in regards to how everything fell into place. In my opinion, if a tourist fell off a boat, you'd think there was someone would realise it. On top of that, the man knew he had unprotected sex with a woman who had altered beliefs then the society’s. I think the trop of “fish out of water” was used fine, however after further analysis, not efficiently.