Historical Figures Allusions In Brave New World
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Mikhail Bakunin: Russian anarchist
George Herbert: Welsh Priest who wrote Holy Hymns
Maurice Bokanovsky: French Bureaucrat who criticizes how the government should be more efficient
Charles Darwin: a philosopher who believed in the idea of evolution; Napoleon Bonaparte: french general who conquered the west
Charles Bradlaugh: first atheist in parliament
Fanny Brice: an actress; Fanny Brawne: romantic interest for John Keats, referenced in Huxley's novels as Miss Keats, Eton mistress
Vladimir Lenin: Russian revolutionary communist who followed Marxism and became leader of the Soviet Union; John Crowne: plays revolved around heroic romanticism
Clara Ford: henry ford's wife; Henri Deterding: Founded the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company
Rudolf Diesel: German Engineer, created the Diesel Engine
Friedrich Engels: social theorist who helped Karl Marx write The Communist Manifesto; Sarojini Naidu: freedom fighter and poet in India
Henry Foster: officer in the British Navy and a scientists whose discoveries subjects were related to sea travel; John Foster: british essayist who was a huge supporter of Education
Jeans-Jacques Rousseau: enlightenment philosopher who had a part in the French revolution and socialism; Amir Habibula Ghazi: President of Afghanistan
Benito Mussolini: Italian Fascist dictator; Herbert Hoover: President of the U.S at the time/ Hoover company who were using mass production
John The Baptist: who baptized Jesus
John Keate: headmaster at Eton and beat kids silly with a birch
The Malthusian Belt
Thomas Malthus: British economist "Principle of Population" which spoke about population control
George Bernard Shaw: a playwright who lived in London and was a socialist and advocated for equal rights for women; Karl Marx: Father of Communism
Miguel Primo de Rivera: spanish dictator; Andrew William Mellon: US Secretary of Treasury
Mustafa Kernal Ataturk: President of Turkey; Alfred Mond: 1900 politician
Mr. Podsnap is a detestable character in Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend
Popé's Rebellion: also known as the The Navajo Pueblo Rebellion in San Juan, New Mexico
Pfitzner and Kawaguchi
Hanz Pfitzner was a German composer famous for the opera Palestrina. This opera features the Council of Trent, which was the Catholic's church meeting to deal with all this new Protestant Reformation hullabaloo. Ekai Kawaguchi was a Japanese monk.
Fata Morgana is another name for Morgan Le Fay, the evil temptress chick who made life difficult for King Arthur of legend. Rothschild is the last name of a prominent banking family in England, though it's a fairly common name and we can't be sure just what Huxley's referring to here.
Like the character of Bernard Marx, this seems to be a reference to George Bernard Shaw, the Irish dramatist.
John Calvin was a theologian who started Calvinism, which essentially says that we're all predetermined by God to do whatever it is that we do. This is a highly ironic name, since this fictional character is the singer with a bang of sexophonists. Again, sex has perverted religion. The "Calvin" part of his name may also refer to Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States from 1923-1929.
Leon Trotsky was a Marxist Communist active in the early 20th Century. He was expelled from the Soviet Union when Joseph Stalin came to power. In Brave New World, Polly Trotsky is the little girl who is distressed to find that her male playmate isn't interested in hunting her zipper, which is generally amusing. Also, H.G. Wells (referenced in Brave New World by the character Dr. Wells) wrote a comic novel called The History of Mr. Polly, so the character of Polly Trotsky might be a nod to that as well.
Hermann von Helmholtz was a famous German physicist. Let's just say that, if we were physicists, we would know an equation or two named after him. John Broadus Watson was an American psychologist who sort of started behaviorism (the theory that you can alter behavior with conditioning, and also that changing behavior is the best way to effect psychological change). He's also the guy responsible for the "Little Albert" experiment in which an infant was given a rat to play with. They became good friends, which went just fine until a bunch of scientists started making loud scary noises when the rat was around. Even when they took away the noises, Albert was scared of the rat. This is basically a less-cruel version of the electrocuting-babies practice we see in Brave New World.
H.G. Wells was a famous writer of science fiction novels. You've probably heard of his works, especially The War of the Worlds or the The Time Machine. He actually studied biology under T.H. Huxley, who was Aldous Huxley's grandfather. T.H. was an ardent supporter of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
imax 3D that the audience can feel
item used to unsterilize women
bringing forth live young rather than eggs
wear Grey, require most intelligence, message writers, psychologists, directors, and World Controllers
Wear Mulberry, nurses/mechanics
Wear Green, (mass produced people or Bokanovsky Process) jobs such as drivers/chauffeurs, lower engineers, butlers etc.
Wear Khaki, packagers, construction workers, factory workers etc.
wear Black, sewege workers, liftmen, and porters
Romeo and Juliet
Star crossed lovers in which Romeo finds virgin Juliet and they fall in love
steps down as king, divides up his land, daughters suck up to the king except for one Cordelia. The two try to scam their father for his land etc and Cordelia begins a rebel French army against her two sisters' british army. In the End Lear, Gloucester and Cordelia are killed
The play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, who is Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow the Prince Hamlet's mother
The play opens with Roderigo, a rich and dissolute gentleman, complaining to lago, an ensign, that lago has not told him about the secret marriage between Desdemona, the daughter of a Senator named Brabantio, and Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army
It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to an island