Why? That’s the most dangerous of all…it raises the whole question of purpose.
The mockery made him feel an outsider; and feeling an outsider he behaved like one, which increased the prejudice against him and intensified the contempt and hostility aroused by his physical defects. Which in turn increased his sense of being alien and alone. A chronic fear of being slighted made him avoid his equals, made him stand, where his inferiors were concerned, self-consciously on his dignity.
– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 4.
Watch the original 1980 BBC Television Production, based on Aldous Huxley’s dystopic book “Brave New World”, available (for the time being) on Youtube. I recommend you to read the book, though.
This entry was posted on December 7, 2012 by Ellen Ringstad. It was filed under Dystopian, MOVING IMAGES / FILM, Science Fiction, Television Series and was tagged with Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Dystopia, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Social critique.