Why is it Shakespeare? Shakespearean intertextuality in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Jenei Ágnes (2001) Why is it Shakespeare? Shakespearean intertextuality in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the intertextualisation in Aldous Huxley's novel, entitled Brave New World, as quite a refined technique for expressing his negative prospects of the distant future's social, cultural and emotional conditions. I will prove that the novel is larded with various intertextual elements from obscure allusions to obvious quotations of William Shakespeare, who represents the traditional values of the past. By analysing the internal texts within the novel, I will demonstrate that A. Huxley used Shakespeare's works in order to highlight the possible and unfavourable consequences of the changing, modern world in contrast with the cultural heritage of the great literary figure of the past. After the analysis I will conclude that Huxley could not offer the Shakespearean values to be followed by people because the age in which they live is no longer appropriate for these values.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

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Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2001
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 29. 07:23
Last Modified: 2019. May. 30. 12:05
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76559

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