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Huxley’s Ape and Essence and human manipulation


Babaee, Ruzbeh and Wan Yahya, Wan Roselezam (2014) Huxley’s Ape and Essence and human manipulation. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 26. pp. 31-40. ISSN 2300-2697


In Ape and Essence (1948), Aldous Huxley indicates that people and their lives are highly controlled and regulated by disciplinary systems. Not only are people‟s minds controlled by the disciplines, but also physical bodies are disciplined into submission and literally taken away from their rightful owners. In fact, in Belial society of Ape and Essence, people are considered as the property of the State. Thus, their goals and ambitions revolve around satisfying the States needs. This present study shows the impacts of disciplinary systems- as a consequence of nuclear bomb- on humanity, and investigates the ways through which human beings are manipulated in Ape and Essence.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: SciPress
Keywords: Dehumanization; Disciplinary systems; Dystopia; Nuclear bomb
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 13:17
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 13:17
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37715
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