DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE,
NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY,
This paper studies how Huxley constructs his narrative with scientific and literary languages in Brave New World (1932), using the author’s discussions on differences between the two types of languages in Literature and Science (1963). In Literature and Science, Huxley defines scientific and literary languages, and differences between the two can be observed in Brave New World. This paper investigates Huxley’s choice of narrative strategies and use of rhetorical devices by focusing on the distinct narrative strategy in Chapter Three and the literary languages that come with the introduction of John, the dystopian hero in the novel. As a traditional dystopian novel in the twentieth century, Brave New World addresses the relationship between humanity and science or technology, an issue commonly found in science fiction. This analysis on Huxley’s language use further foregrounds his craft in examining such an issue not only in the content, but also in the form of fiction.
 I would like to thank Professor Nai-nu Yang at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan for inspiring me to write this research paper. I thank her especially for her wonderful lecture on utopian literature, which introduces me to major concepts about utopian literature and the theoretical framework I need to study Brave New World.