Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Did You Think?

What did you think of the book Brave New World? Did you like the ending, yes or no? If not what would you have done differently if you were the author? Do you think that the ending the author choose completed the novel?

27 comments:

tabbannister8 said...

I thought that Brave New World was a very interesting novel. It many twists that were unexpected. Seeing another view of a futureworld community and way of life is always interesting. I thought that the ending was a very good ending. It showed a lot about how some people felt but could not express. I especially like John's suicide. This event was very significant because it showed that the lifestyle was very ordinary and there was nothing to look forward to. His suicide proved a point that the world needed to see. I thought that this ending was very appropriate and made the novel better.

Justin Mills said...

I really liked Brave New World, it really makes you think about society and how even America shares similarities with the novel. Very good book, I hope The Road is just as interesting.

Mikel said...

Brave New Wolrd was different. To read a novel thats depict what our future as humans can be is amazing to say the least. I agree with what Justin says that it makes you think about life and about whats happen in society.

RyanSmith said...

I liked Brave New World. The ending seemed fit because it was an example of a guy being put in a totally different environment and him reacting negatively towards it. I think that the author could have given us a little more detail on how everyone was effected after John's rampage.

Joey Barrick said...

I found Brave New World interesting because despite the fact that it's based hundreds of years in the future, the themes in the novel could still be applied to our lives today. We are all like Bernard in a way; just trying to fit into society and be accepted. We can also relate to John because, for the most part, our goals in life is to better the society we live in. All in all it was an okay read, plus it makes you think.

CJones said...

I thought that Brave New World was an ok novel. i still like The Kite Runner the best still. But i would half to say i liked the ending to the brave new world. i thought it was the best part of the novel.

09dparker said...

The novel BNW was a pointless book in some people's eyes. The things that they talked about in the novel was weird and creepy. Mainly little kids having sex with each other at young ages and making them play sex games. Also, having a perfect world is impossible just because everyone won't think the same. The clones were also weird because having 72 sets of the same people is nasty. Why would u want that many people looking like one another? This book had many different twist and turns to it that confused the readers sometimes.

Mike Sipes said...

I reaaly didn't like Brave New World because of the different classes and all of the different rules that they had to follow. The ending was not good because we se a man go on a rampage and kill himself not the best ending the world.

jacob marshalll said...

brave new world was boring at some parts, but the basic plot was entertaining.I think it would make a cool movie, if a good director made it.There were too many chastes and boring explantions and at times it was hard to follow.

jacob marshalll said...

brave new world was boring at some parts, but the basic plot was entertaining.I think it would make a cool movie, if a good director made it.There were too many chastes and boring explantions and at times it was hard to follow.

The Joe Brown Experience said...

I thought that Brave New World was good. I believe this is the way our society might be headed minus the almost worship to Ford. Some of these things that happened in the book was weird with how they made so many babies, and the ending was also good.

zach ackerman said...

The brave new world was good in my eyes. The author introduced a whole new weird to me. It is scary to think about the fact that people could be this influenced by a society like this. I think the ending was perfect and the author did the right thing.

Owen Doane said...

I thought the novel, Brave New World was meant to be a wake up call for the world we know today. In this book people no longer have to freedoms that we possess now; to me this novel showed the simple fact that people cannot be told what to do with their lives twenty-four seven and continue living a happy life. In the book the society takes a drug called soma, to me this drug is an instrument used by the world leaders to keep people from thinking freely and for themselves. Without this drug the people in the novel would not have been content with the boring and exciting lives that they were leading. I do believe the ending of the novel was good because it should that we as people cannot live in a society similar to the one in Brave New World because people are not built to live perfectly happy without any true heart felt emotion. Eventually if someone is deprived of their emotions long enough they will inplode.

Kashon Wells 09 said...

I didn't like the ending at all, but I believe that it made sense to me. Only a few people in this book took life seriously. So it wasn't anything unusual when he took his life. I think they could have found another way in the book to kill him. But the way that he had to die went with the story.

Stefan said...

I think that Brave New World was good book. It would was nice to see how things would be if things were controlled by World Controllers, and people worshipped Henry Ford. I had no problem with the ending. Even though I had no problem with the ending, I feel that it did not complete the novel.

RJ Schmitz said...

In thought that Brave New World was a very good book. I liked it more than a similar novel called 1984. I think that what John Savage did in the end was a bit extreme, but understandable. He was in an unfamiliar environment and is supposed to entertain people at their whim.

Julian Jimenez said...

I thought that the book Brave New World was a good book because it made me think about all the things that the government could possibly do to make this perfect society. It brings up thoughts about the future and what kind of society it will be. I also like the ending of the book because Savage's suicide made all the citizens realize that there is still some flaws in the perfect society that they live in.

Zuri Thorpe said...

I think that the this book was very good because of its detail. In the beginning of the story the detailed tour from the Director of Hatcheries seemed to be a lot, and little over the top. But with the movement of the story all of it started to make sense, and appeared nessary to understand the society. The ending was a little dissapointing to me because of the death of John. I wish that he was clever enough to outsmart the system and Mustapha Mond, and get away from them safely.

zach schwartzman said...

I thought that "Brave New World" was a very interesting novel. I feel that in many ways the events and mindset that takes place are very far fetched, but at the same time I think that we could turn into a society like in the book. This story made you think about what our society could turn into, and that we really need to control our people from what could happen to us.

Mike Childs said...

I thought that Brave New World was a very interesting book that was very well written. I thought it was an interesting view of how our world will be like in the future. I did think the ending was a good conclusion to the novel. It finally gave John the release that he needed to finally escape this so called "civilized" world. I do think that ending completed the novel because with John dead, the lives of the "civilized" people's lives will go back to the way it was before John came to the city.

Kevin Gorman said...

I lost interest in the book Brave New World quickly. Nothing shocking or exciting every really happened, and I thought it was a boring read. I hated the ending. It didn’t make any sense with the rest of the story. John was always a peaceful man and at the end he became a self punishing crazy person.

Cameron said...

I did like the book of Brave New World. It was unique and it had interesting parts to it. I didn’t really like the ending because I didn’t understand why he hung himself. I would’ve had a more positive ending. The ending did complete the novel because there would be nothing else to write about.

Babdo said...

I would have to say yea i did like the ending of the book. I was glad to see that not everyone had a happy ending. I was most glad to see that John did not say and edure the new world and that he went out the way he wanted too. Yes, i do not agree with him taking his life, but i have come to the conclusion that if he was so damn misserable that he might as well go out the way he wanted.

kicker said...

I think BNW is not a very good book. I think it is boring to read and does not hold my interest very long. The book was just written weird. I though it was a hard book to read and the characters in the book were not that interesting. So all together i did not like the book very much.

Dirty Pete said...

Brave New World was a very interesting and good book. It was a very new and original topic for it's time. The ending was very unsatisfying. John killing himself and beating Lenina was very odd, and not knowing what happened to Bernard and Helmholtz after they were shipped away made me thirst for more, which maybe what the author wanted.

Chris Bodan said...

Brave New World was very dry and dull to me. It lacked the action or plot that I require in order to call a book good. I did not care for it but the ending was fair. It gave it a well rounded conclusion. It is fun to think where the situation will lead and it is best to leave it up to the imagination.

Andrew Cosgrove said...

After reading The Brave New World it has not peak my interests at all to what the future may be like. The book is based on that humans will be grown rather than made which is a practice I don’t think will ever happen. People will always want to love each other no matter what society tells them and when two people love each other they usually want to procreate together.