• Q&A: What are some quotes on Aldous Huxley’s Novel Brave New World which relate to the nature vs Nurture debate?

    Posted on December 17, 2013 by in Wiki

    Question by Me S: What are some quotes on Aldous Huxley’s Novel Brave New World which relate to the nature vs Nurture debate?
    If there are any helpful notes or pointers you could give me, that would be great :)

    Best answer:

    Answer by shewok
    “Till at last the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind. And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions… Suggestions from the State.”
    – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 2

    From: http://classiclit.about.com/od/bravenewworld/a/aa_bravenewquot.htm

    You might also try: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

    It’s been a while since I’ve read the novel, but you could look for what the director says about children and hatcheries compared to what John and Linda say, and maybe try to look for quotations about their interactions. And you might also include something about the concept of “mother” being almost the same as expletives are to us.

    What do you think? Answer below!

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