"College Prep English"
College Prep English Building the Brave New World – You be the Architect Babienko In Brave New World, Huxley uses the setting of the novel to communicate his ideas about modern society. In this assignment, you will demonstrate that you understand the world that Huxley creates by designing a building. To complete this task, your group must do the following: 1. Discuss and complete the conceptual design phase for your building: The building must have at least four rooms. The building must be consistent with Huxley’s vision of the future. In other words, you must stay within the world Huxley creates. This is one critical way to show you understand what the novel is all about. You may take your idea for a building from the novel itself (you might want to design a feely palace, for example), but you may not directly lift descriptions from the novel. Of course, you are free to improvise your own idea, as long as your building could feasibly exist in Brave New World. Your building must illustrate some of the novel’s key ideas: class distinction, consumerism, genetic and psychological conditioning, state-sponsored art and religion, etc. You may construct individual rooms for your own characters within your larger building (e.g. an office for an Alpha-plus doctor). 2. Submit your finished design to the Department of Buildings (i.e. the rest of the class). You must include one of the following in your proposal: a 3-D model a glossy brochure architectural plans 3. Along with the visual component, your group will submit a paper (2 pages, double-spaced, typed) that answers the following questions: How does your building correspond to the design principles of the World State (i.e. how does it reflect the setting of the novel)? In the Huxleyan sense, what aspect of society does your building criticize/satirize? Adapted from Brave New World Moo Project - http://homepages.wmich.edu/~r1rozema/Fun/index.htm